Mason Murer and the Atlanta art world are in mourning this week. On Wednesday, April 25 2012, Frank Toby Martin passed away.
Toby was more than just one of our artists, he was our friend. Throughout his battle with cancer, he continued to visit us here at the gallery, filling our space with an energy and spirit that was undeniably Toby. Having a conversation with Toby was electrifying and peaceful all at the same time. Anyone that has had the pleasure of meeting Toby, will know exactly what we mean. Toby was one of the most genuine people you could ever meet. You always knew Toby was listening and always felt that he cared.
Toby was one of those great men that would not let anyone settle for anything less than their full potential. This wonderful quality can be seen in his loving family, who are in our thoughts.
Toby Martin will be remembered by us as a fantastic artist, a visionary, a teacher, a mentor, a great man, and a true friend. Toby, you are and will be missed.