Romeo Forbes

Romeo Forbes' works for "Elias and His Trees" were showcased as a highly first one-man exhibition in June 2005. He has received numerous awards and distinctions, topping the Letras Y Figuras Art Competition of Instituto Cervantes in 1998. Two years later, he garnered recognition as one of the top artists in the Asia-Europe Young Artists' Competition and Metrobank  National Art Competition. In 2001, He swept the grand prices for the Art Petron Competition, the Shell National Students' Art Competition, and the Asian Development Bank's Key Indicators Cover Design Competition.

In early 2006, Romeo lost his battle against cancer. He was 24.