Toby Mulligan

Toby Mulligan art is a captivating fusion of charcoal, varnishes, and inks, resulting in vibrant contemporary paintings that masterfully depict the human figure. These exquisite artworks have found their place in prestigious collections, from Mick Jagger's French chateau to the esteemed National Portrait Gallery of Edinburgh.

Clarendon takes great pride in presenting a stunning selection of Toby Mulligan artwork, showcasing the artist's exceptional talent and artistic vision.

If you would like to learn more about the artist or explore his captivating body of work, we invite you to peruse our available Toby Mulligan artist portfolio. Discover the beauty and depth of Mulligan's creations that have garnered acclaim from art enthusiasts worldwide.

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Latest Originals

Working in a variety of media including charcoal on paper and inks, Mulligan is deeply engaged with the physical creative process and often grinds his own pigments. He does not prepare with sketches or planning but simply starts to paint or draw, and this spontaneity leads to a lack of inhibition and a strong sense of energy. His mantra both as an artist and as a person is to simply to be present, paying total attention to the world within and without. The challenge as he sees it is to be free, clear and “as unfettered and unthinking as the day we were born. Always open, always amazed”.

Making My Way

Original Painting on Box Canvas
60 X 48”

£27,950
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How I Feel

Original Painting on Box Canvas
36 X 48”

£16,995
Salome

Original Painting on Box Canvas
36 X 48”

£16,995
All in line

Original Painting on Box Canvas
48 X 60”

£27,950
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Anna

Original on Paper
8 X 11”

£1,995
Standing Tall

Original on Paper
8 X 11”

£1,995

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Toby Mulligan x Steel Warriors

Steel Warriors is an anti knife crime charity that melt down knives taken off the streets and recycles the steel into outdoor street gyms. We use street workout to transform the lives of young people affected by crime, violence and social exclusion, giving them the skills and confidence they need to create positive futures.

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Upcoming Event

Upcoming Event

Come and Meet Toby Mulligan

Toby Mulligan x Steel Warriors – An exclusive fundraising fine art event

Join us as we welcome Toby to open a major new exhibition of abstract and figurative original works, including a special new collection, ‘Icons of our Time’, a series of ten celebrity portraits which will be auctioned to raise vital funds for knife crime awareness charity, Steel Warriors.

The event will feature a welcome drinks reception with live DJ, a talk and Q&A with Toby Mulligan and Steel Warriors, followed by your chance to view the exhibition and ‘Icons of our Time’ collection in full.

The silent auction will be open for bids from 10am on Wednesday 17th April until Midnight on Friday 19th April. All proceeds will be donated to the charity, as well as a percentage of sales from the event itself. Bids can be placed at the event by contacting the gallery.

The collection will remain in the gallery until Friday 26th April.

Click here to view the collection Icons of Our Time

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Introducing Toby Mulligan

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Toby Mulligan Biography

Toby Mulligan’s distinctive contemporary figures have won him both critical and public acclaim. He works in a variety of media including charcoal on paper and inks.

He is deeply engaged with the whole creative process so often grinds his own pigments and has been known to experiment with varnishes, wax, medieval paint recipes and rolls of wallpaper.

His spontaneous style has developed over many years. When he begins a piece, he does not prepare with sketches or planning, but simply starts to paint or draw, and each work is intuitive, spirited and extraordinary. He uses a wide range of models, but feels that his best work comes from making a connection with the person he paints. Although he does use photographs, his preference is always to paint from life and to form this connection with the model.

A painting of one of his daughters is an outstanding example of how this emotion can transform a work into something out of the ordinary. Entitled ‘About Time’, it was selected for the BP Portrait Award 2012; after hanging in the National Portrait Gallery in London throughout the summer, it is currently in the National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh.

Toby was commissioned to paint tennis star Roger Federer in 2014 for the player’s annual charity gala in Geneva, and his work is in private collections around the world, including that in Mick Jagger’s chateau in France. He has made a number of films painting portraits for Winsor and Newton, Liquitex and Cass Art and this year, he has been filmed painting for Sky Arts TV for a forthcoming autumn show.

His mantra both as an artist and as a person is to simply to be present, paying total attention to the world within and without. He believes we can go out and learn whatever we need, thanks to the information revolution, so there's no need to go around with a head full of facts and figures. The challenge as he sees it is to be free, clear and “as unfettered by stuff and thinking as the day we were born. Always open, always amazed”.

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