The Artist’s Kaleidoscopic World
Like a real Kaleidoscope, Toby’s art is created with a burst of color, symmetry of design and motion all captured in “The Artists Kaleidoscopic World”. Her goal in creating work is to intrigue each person by drawing their eye into the piece of art, while holding it there so they may see all of the intricate detail. In developing her style, she has strove for her work to be unusual and different from other artists. She is a mixed media artist, whose work is contemporary and ranges from different degrees of abstraction and experimental to representation. Her images both representational and non-objective show the use of color, design & techniques as seen through the artist eyes.
All of her work is an adventure – beginning with an idea and then working through each phase to completion. The journey begins by creating color, depth & texture with Toby’s hand-dyed & painted papers, textured & embossed metals, kiln formed glass & fibers, which are layered and built up into a three-dimensional collage. She sometimes uses other small items if it completes the overall design. Other pieces show dimension through the painting process.
Toby latest one-person exhibition was at Aldridge Garden’s Art Gallery Dec. 2014 – Jan. 2015. She won the top award at the 2013 Bluff Park Art Show ($3500. Purchase Award for their permanent collection). Toby was selected as the Artist for “Southern Voices” in 2010 and exhibit in the Hoover Library Gallery for 3 months. Among awards, locally as well as internationally, she was a Finalist in “The Artist Magazine’s” 2006, 2005, 2003 & 2002 Annual Art Competition. Toby is a Signature Member of the International Society of Acrylic Painters, International Society of Experimental Artist, Southern Watercolor and Watercolor Society of Alabama, where she served as President in 2003-2004. She is an Elected Member of the National Association of Women Artist in New York.
2014: Magazines – Southern Jewish Life; The Hoover Magazine. 2013: Book – Who is God IV Magazine – Southern Jewish Life News Paper – The Birmingham News. 2012: Books – Eyes On: Abstracts; Journeys To Abstraction; Who is God Book II & III. 2011: the Memphis Jewish Scene Magazine; American Style Magazine (for the 3rd year). 2010: A Walk Into Abstract DVD; Southern Jewish Life Magazine; Cover of Temple Beth-El Membership Directory for 2nd year. Additional publishing’s: American Artist, Watercolor Magazine; Watercolor Artist Magazine; The Artist’s Magazine; Memphis Jewish Journal; The Birmingham Post Herald; The Pen Women; The Birmingham New.
Museum Cotempo – Olympia, W. A. ● Newbill Collection By the Sea – Seaside, FL ● Temple Beth El Gift Shop – Birmingham, AL
Permanent and Corporate Collections
Alabama Power ● Compass Bank ● Brookwood Medical Center ● CSE Investments ● Data House ● Children’s Hospital ● Heritage Hall Museum ● Hoover Public Library ● Howard Industries ● Regions Bank ● St. Vincent’s Hospital ● Wells Fargo Bank ● Grandview Financial Group ● among others
Private Collections ● throughout North America, Europe & Israel.