After serving in the army for six years, Toby studied at City and Guilds of London Art School. He is a painter and draftsman – primarily of people, the things they do and the places they inhabit. His works range from formal portraits (including HRH the Duke of Edinburgh) to imagined scenes of people at work and leisure.
Toby has travelled as a recording artist with HRH The Prince of Wales and worked on commission producing drawings and watercolours of restoration projects for the National Trust, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the Ritz hotel, Lincoln Cathedral and Westminster Abbey. He has been artist in residence at St Martin-in-the-Fields, the Mercers’ Company and the Athenaeum and has recorded various important moments in recent history, such as visits to the UK by President Clinton and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. He has also spent time working with the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Bosnia recording the life and work of soldiers there.
A member of the New English Art Club, Toby has won many prestigious awards for his work and has published 4 books, including one based on his travels with the Prince of Wales.