Piece by Piece: Mixed media artist proves you can achieve your dreams at any age

Growing up in Memphis, Tennessee, Toby Klein realized her life’s ambition while sitting in the classroom.
“I know it sounds corny, but my lifelong dream was to paint watercolors like one of my classmates,” Klein recalls. “I always admired her work.”
But life can sometimes delay dreams. Klein started her family, and in 1983, she moved to Hoover. While she never formally studied art, she created projects with her children and on her own. As the years passed and she later settled into retirement, Klein decided it was time to pursue her passion…

To read more about Toby Klein and her art, check out the August 2014 issue of Hoover’s Magazine. Find your copy here.