'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 was Artist in Residence at Stowe House 2020-21. He currently works from his studio in Milton Keynes and is on the Board of Trustees for Chapel Arts Studios in Andover. 



Professional Experience

- Artist in Residence at Stowe House 2021

- Chapel Arts Studios Board of Trustees 2021

- Florence Academy Workshop Assistant UK short course 2016-18



- 'Introspections of an Englishman' - 2021



- Making Work Here 2018

- The Visual Art Open

- WSA MABA 2018

- The Football Art Prize 2022

- The Sequested Prize 2022




- Visual Arts Association Emerging Artist Award 2020

- Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year Finalist 2020

- The Clyde Hopkins Award for Valorous Painting 2018

- Figurativas 2021 (preselection)

- ModPortrait 2022 (catalogue)

- The Football Art Prize 2022

- The Sequested Prize 2022


- Winchester School of Art BA (Hons) 2015-18

- Barcelona Academy of Art 2021