Growing up in Hickman County, Randy Toy has had the advantage of hearing stories told by interesting people all his life, stirring his imagination. The images in his paintings are always telling a story. His creativity displays the simplicity of form and color found in the style of Outsider Art.
Toy's pieces, through painting or sculpting, frequently reference things in life we do not fully understand. Through his art, he offers solace in his imaginative explanations, e.g., aliens, spaceships, and otherworldly landscapes.
Toy received the name of the "Great Toyzini" while earning a Bachelors of Fine Art degree from Austin Peay University in Middle TN. He has been a Curator and Exhibit Designer for the Cheekwood Fine Arts Center in Nashville, the Brooks Museum of Art in Memphis, and the Mississippi River Museum.
Toyzini's work has been a part of collections, exhibits, and in publications which featured outstanding Folk Artists across the nation. He is the owner of Toyzini Gallery in Lyles, TN.