Throughout her life, Tobi has been drawn to careers that involve beauty. Her first career was in fashion design, in New York City. After eight years of city life she felt the need to live in a more expansive environment and moved to New Mexico. She retrained herself as a hairstylist and opened her own salon. Her love of nature, drew her to explore the New Mexico landscape. She found herself in awe of the unique light and magnificent landscapes of the Southwest. Compelled to express this beauty, she began to study art and selected pastels as her medium. Having taken numerous workshops early-on, she now devotes herself to refining her own unique artistic voice. She began to enter juried shows and received her first award in 2013. In July 2016, Pleinair Magazine selected one of her paintings to be included in an editorial about clouds and skies. In 2018 Southwest Art Magazine printed a full page editorial declaring her an emerging artist.
“I continuously find myself mesmerized by the ever-changing numinous light, colors and cloud forms of the New Mexico sky."