Toma states: My fascination with fantasy art results from
the complete imaginative freedom it offers. It allows us
to travel to realms beyond, to realms of an alternative
reality where anything is possible, to realms that offer
the substance of our dreams, to realms that fire the imagination.
Creating fantasy art, whether it be dragons, gargoyles,
females warriors or anthropomorphic crescent moons, allows
the artist to step into a world where imagination has no
set boundaries and allows the artist to give form to a concept
beyond the mundane. Consequently, when we view 'Dragonslayer',
we see a magnificently armored knight with shield, lance
and sword setting out to slay the beast astride a gigantic
armored snail, delightfully whimsical, utterly fanciful
and totally paradoxical.