Medium: Mixed Media
Artwalk 2018 Location: Gallery Lofts Parking Lot, 2412 2nd Avenue North
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 always been intrigued by different and unusual pieces of art and has strived to do the same in her work. She is a mixed media artist, whose work is contemporary and ranges from different degrees of abstraction and experimental to representation.
Toby's exhibited her art since 1992 in Solo & Group Exhibits and Art Shows/Festivals. She has won numerous awards, obtained Signature Membership in a number of organizations and had her art published locally as well as nationally & internationally. Among her awards is Best of Show at the Bluff Park Art Show, Finalist in "The Artist's" magazines National Contest & Medal of Honor from the National Association of Women Artist Exhibition. Toby's art is in many corporate & private collections throughout North America, Europe & Israel.
Toby Klein's Art Technique
All of Toby's 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 her 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.