Since receiving his post graduate diploma at the Royal Academy Schools in London, Tobias has been drawn to complex urban landscapes. While they often relate to specific places, the images are an amalgamation of viewpoints that are reconstructed in a composition that conveys a more vivid sense of place and atmosphere.
In his most recent work, Tobias has produced a version of Inferno and Paradise that are set in London inspired by Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy.
He works with carved multi-block lino prints that are predominantly hand printed. The lino proofs have been reworked as a silkscreen print to enable a more intense level of detail and the inclusion of gold leaf.
Tobias has work in the Parliamentary collection, having had work commissioned to commemorate the Queens Diamond Jubilee. He is a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers with work in the Ashmolean, Victoria and Albert Museum and many private and corporate collections.