'My work consists of single and multi-figure compositions that are quiet and
self-reflective. I believe that there is something universal and archetypal in
the figure isolated and introspective, especially within the context of others.
While we are social animals it is often the case that our interactions are
limited by hierarchy and our own anxieties' - Toby Michael
Toby Michael (b. 1996) is a figurative painter from Buckinghamshire.
He is a classically trained artist, who learnt his craft through
tuition from Florence Academy Alumni, whilst developing his practice
at Winchester School of Art.
Since graduating Toby has been taking commissions whilst exhibiting domestically and selling his studio work to collectors internationally.
He is currently Artist in Residence at Stowe House and on the Board of Trustees
at Chapel Arts Studios in Andover.
Artist in Residence at Stowe House 2021
Chapel Arts Studios Board of Trustees 2021
Florence Academy Workshop Assistant UK short course 2016-18
Visual Art Open 2020
Making Work Here 2018
WSA MABA 2018
Visual Arts Association Emerging Artist Award 2020
Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year Finalist 2020
The Clyde Hopkins Award for Valorous Painting 2018
Winchester School of Art BA (Hons) 2015-18