Toby is a proud Torres Strait Island man born in Dampier Western Australia in 1978. His bloodlines being from both Eastern and Western Islands of the Torres Strait. He comes from the Peiudu tribe Erub (Darnley Island) with his lubabat (totem) being Wada (frigate bird), Op Nor Beizam (Tiger shark), from his father’s side and from Moa Island, his mother’s side his totems are kodal (crocodile), Dangal (dugong), and wind identity Goub. Toby enjoys creating both traditional and contemporary works which are all heavily influenced by his Torres Strait culture. He has sold many works, some including to - private collectors, galleries, universities, the Australian Navy, National Gallery Of Victoria and has had three of his pieces acquired from the National Gallery of Australia.