When discussing his philosophy as an artist, Tobias admits to being a strong believer in traditional methods. Yet, over the years, the artist has abandoned the use of precise tools to make marks. His collection of home-made brushes are often used for both drawing and painting. Black walnut ink and acrylic paints are the preferred mediums of the moment – although watercolor is his first love. Be it a landscape or portrait, the artist calls upon influences that pay homage to both disciplines. Imagination fuses with a scratchy realism and, by manipulating reality and materials, Tobias offers a narrative that is both recognizable and foreign.