K. D. Tobin

Website: www.kdtobinart.com

Area of Operation: Florida/Southeastern US

K. D. Tobin was born in Connecticut and spent over ten years painting in Santa Monica, California. Relocating in 2004 to live and paint in Sarasota, Florida. K.D. (Kevin) has also spent time studying and painting in Paris and Tuscany. Working in acrylics and mixed media, he has honed his craft for more than forty years (the last 25 years full-time) in large-scale abstract figurative work and of late has moved to a more pure and abstract language which can be seen within his "Santa Monica Series," which is a loose homage and tribute to Richard Diebenkorn. Other influences over the course of his career include Nathan Olivera, Romare Bearden, along with the brothers Bruno and Caio Fonseca. World events in the early 2,000’s prompted Mr. Tobin to create the conceptual video piece “Vortex: What Makes You Think?” which still has a surprising amount of relevance today. This performance piece was chosen for Sarasota Florida’s Young Filmmaker’s Series along with inclusion in the Tribeca Film Festival’s Shorts Program. His work hangs in many private and corporate collections throughout the United States and Europe. He is represented in Los Angeles by Art Dimensions, Inc and in Sarasota by Stakenborg-Greenberg Fine Art. He has been a Golden Certified Working Artist since 2006 and his art can be also be seen online at the websites Saatchi Art and Museblock along with his personal website; www.kdtobinart.com