Toby Mulligan’s award-winning work is motivated by his passion for exploration, discovery and communication. Unmistakable in style, his distinctive contemporary originals have won him both critical and public acclaim, leading to him becoming a major force in British contemporary art.

When beginning work on a piece, Mulligan does not prepare with sketches or planning, but simply starts to paint or draw. This spontaneous style results in and each work being intuitive, spirited and extraordinary.

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".

"When I paint there is the object and its shadow, and the shadow adds another dimension by throwing the object into relief. The form of the shadow is organic, clear and simple, without volume or tonality, but its pattern may be layered and complex, fractured or whole." 

Photo credit: Yann Kerveno 

Mulligan works in a variety of media including charcoal on paper and inks. He is deeply engaged with the physical 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 dynamic and expressive paintings can be found in collections ranging from that of Mick Jagger’s French chateau to the National Portrait Gallery of Edinburgh, and his portfolio of portraits includes a personal commission from Roger Federer and a BP Portrait Award selection. 

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Together (Framed)
Together
Together (Framed)
Together

Together

Toby Mulligan  Original

$20,395.00
On and On and In (Framed)
On and On and In
On and On and In (Framed)
On and On and In

On And On And In

Toby Mulligan  Original

$33,550.00
Julia (Framed)
Julia
Julia (Framed)
Julia

Julia

Toby Mulligan  Original

$2,395.00
Muses and Masters II (Framed)
Muses and Masters II
Muses and Masters II (Framed)
Muses and Masters II

Muses And Masters II

Toby Mulligan  Original

$33,550.00
Meeting of Minds (Framed)
Meeting of Minds
Meeting of Minds (Framed)
Meeting of Minds

Meeting Of Minds

Toby Mulligan  Original

$33,550.00
I'm Looking at You (Framed)
I'm Looking at You
I'm Looking at You (Framed)
I'm Looking at You

I'm Looking At You

Toby Mulligan  Original

$33,550.00
In My Mind (Framed)
In My Mind
In My Mind (Framed)
In My Mind

In My Mind

Toby Mulligan  Original

$33,550.00
Help! (Framed)
Help!
Help! (Framed)
Help!

Help!

Toby Mulligan  Original

$33,550.00
Sev Crouching (Framed)
Sev Crouching
Sev Crouching (Framed)
Sev Crouching

Sev Crouching

Toby Mulligan  Original

$2,395.00
Contemplative Repose (Framed)
Contemplative Repose
Contemplative Repose (Framed)
Contemplative Repose

Contemplative Repose

Toby Mulligan  Original

$33,550.00
Ibiza sun (Framed)
Ibiza sun
Ibiza sun (Framed)
Ibiza sun

Ibiza Sun

Toby Mulligan  Original

$3,000.00
Dusk At Massignan (Framed)
Dusk At Massignan
Dusk At Massignan (Framed)
Dusk At Massignan

Dusk At Massignan

Toby Mulligan  Original

$3,000.00