2018 - Official Art print
The 2018 commemorative art print was created by Toby Connor. Toby was commissioned to create this year’s art print to showcase our unique and festive finishline inside MGM Park.
Toby Connor was born in south Louisiana, as L.W. Connor, but grew up being called by his nickname, “Toby”. As a young boy, Toby had a strong propensity towards drawing and painting. The artist Jon Gnagy influenced Toby early in his life.
Toby is a self-taught artist, practicing in the style of realism, but not to the point of photo-realism. He likes to keep the accuracy of the main subject in his art, but leave a touch of impressionism to show the viewer they are looking at an actual painting. Toby’s current focus and favorite subjects are landscapes, architecture, and wildlife, and he loves to incorporate these into scenes of the local culture at work and at play. As an outdoorsman, Toby is an avid photographer, using his photos as reference material for his art, but also to inspire him to keep creating and learning.
His studio is at his home in Diamondhead, Ms. His art can be seen on Facebook, at Brush and Glass Studio.
The Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon 2018 Limited Edition Commemorative Art Print produced by Toby Connor is available in a print-run of 200 numbered pieces:
• 1 – 100: numbered + signed – $75
• 100 – 200 – $50
Pick up your limited edition commemorative art print at the Official Gear Shop at Runners Village, December 7-8, at the Finish Festival on December 9, or online.