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Toby Ray Fine Art

ou can almost hear the crashing of the waves and feel the salty air prickle your skin when gazing into one of Devon-born contemporary artist Toby Ray’s mellow, Cornish seascapes.

Check out life-long surfer Toby Ray‘s refreshing and beguiling approach to art, which depicts the seascapes of his dreams. Using a pretty unique mix of acrylics, old ordnance survey maps, wood and rare maritime shipping charts the super-talented artist manages to create something quite beyond expectation. His pieces are the kind that skilfully bridge the gap between the often dissonant worlds of surf culture and fine art.

The ever-changing scenes which play out before him from atop his surfboard never fail to inspire and influence his sought-after artwork. Observing the surf from the clifftop vantage point of his quirky beach hut as he paints in the Cornish sunshine at Treyarnon Bay is a dream come true for Toby.

If you’re in Cornwall during the summer months, seek him out and take home a piece of art directly from his shack; or delve into the array of work available online.

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