“His work of late, especially that done in the last year,
has surpassed my greatest expectations.”
— Blair Rich - Warner Bros. Pictures President of Worldwide Marketing
“...highlight of my day is coming home to ‘Head Scratch’.
When I see him it reminds me of all the beauty there is in the world and he makes me stop and take notice”
— Laurie Woolery - Associate Director of Public Works at The Public Theater
“It was love at first sight. We knew it (Woman in a Windowsill) was coming home with us. Thank you.”
— Howard, Tracey, Carly and Devon Blitz

K. D. Tobin was born in Connecticut and spent over ten years painting in Santa Monica, California. Relocating in 2004 with his wife to live and paint in Sarasota, Florida...a thriving art community, K.D. has spent time studying and painting in Paris and Tuscany. Working in acrylics and mixed media, he has honed his craft for more than thirty-five years, first working in large scale abstract figurative and then moving, in the last 4 years, to a purely abstract language. World events in the early 2000’s prompted Mr. Tobin to create the conceptual video piece “Vortex: What Makes You Think?” chosen for Sarasota Florida’s Young Filmmaker’s Series, along with inclusion in the Tribeca Film Festival’s Shorts Program. His work hangs in many private and corporate collections throughout the United States and Europe and he is now represented in Los Angeles by Art Dimensions and in Sarasota by Stakenborg-Greenberg Fine Art, as well as a presence on Saatchi Art. He has been a Golden Certified Working Artist since 2006. 

Video, like art, is about dialogue. My hope, with this conceptual piece, is to perhaps make a small difference in the world so that people will talk to one another in an effort to avoid hurting one another.


Daytona State College, Daytona Beach FL Fine Arts Department Lecture October 9, 2019

Valencia College, Orlando, FL Fine Arts Department Lecture October 8, 2019

Stakenborg-Greenberg Fine Art "From Picasso to Rembrandt" Show, Featured Artist May 11, 2018

Florida Department of State Divison of Cultural Affairs/Creative Capital Foundation Residency June, 2017

What's New SRQ - Host Melinda Lee WSRQ Radio (Interview) May 24, 2016

University of Florida, Gainsville Fine Arts Department Lecture October 2015

University of North Florida Fine Arts Department Lecture September 2015

Creators & Collectors Tour Sarasota Fine Arts Society Home/Studio Tour
March 13 - 14, 2009

Group Show - Art Dimensions Gallery "Recent Works"
October 25 – December 25, 2008

The Creative Life - Host Elizabeth Van Riper WSLR 96.5 Radio Sarasota (Interview) July 20, 2007

Solo Show - BOX Gallery Sarasota, FL January 9 - February 17, 2007

Art Center Sarasota Juried Group Show “Save Our Sarasota” ("Vroom Vroom" included) Juror: Ranger Smyth January 9 – February 3, 2007

Art Center Sarasota Juried Show "Day of the Dead" ("Red Sitter" included) Juror: Tim Yaeger
October 24 - November 25, 2006

White Dog Designs Gallery “I Love Me, I Love You Not” Show ("Red Sitter" included) Sarasota, FL
February 3 - March 23, 2006

City Buildings Group Show "Three Dancers" included July 2005 to February, 2007

Sarasota Florida Art Center Sarasota Juried Show "Summer Sizzler" "Body Builder" awarded Third Place (out of 1800 submissions) June 21- August 13, 2005

Amazon.com/Tribeca Film Festival Competition New York, NY "Vortex" included June, 2005

Sarasota Film Society Young Filmmaker's Series "Vortex" included December 13, 2004

Premiere "Vortex: What Makes You Think?" Santa Monica, CA
March, 2004

The Art of Collecting Studio Tour Dr. Mumsie Nemiroff, Art Historian Santa Monica, CA February, 2004

Environmental Media Association Awards Banquet ("Green Man" featured) Los Angeles, CA
November, 2003

Body Firm – Solo Show "The Body Figurative" Pasadena, CA
September, 2003 – December, 2003

Vida - Solo Show "The Human Condition" Pacific Palisades, CA
October 14 to December 15, 2003