Toni Cogdell was born in Bristol, England, in 1979. While exhibiting her work across the UK and selling internationally, she has honed her process and techniques to give voice to her expression; a personal style seeking to connect with the world around her. Using Acrylic, Spray paint, Collage and Oil paint she builds up layers on the canvas, overlaying hand-painted images and text until they exist fluidly together.
Painting intuitively, in the space between figuration and abstraction Toni finds a freedom which allows her to go deeper into the intangible substance of the psyche and human condition without restricting or enforcing definitive ideas. Pulling recognisable truths into the work while opening up to the unknown, her paintings are looking for a balance, a coming together of moments, a kind of imperfect beauty. (Toni Cogdell)