Gavin Toye studied at the Royal College of Art from 2009 -2011, graduating with an MA in Painting. Before that he was Co-Director of Crimes Town Gallery from 2007 – 2010, where he met artists such as Harry Pye. He moved to Margate from London in 2015 and has continued his painting practice there at Limbo Studios. He is interested in the history of painting, in particular from an anthropological perspective. Painting movements in Modernism, cave painting, contemporary painting and the loss of narrative after the end of Modernism are some of his concerns.