Sam Toft

Sam Toft

Sam Toft was born in June 1964. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Science from Kingston Polytechnic in South West London. During that time, she had no idea what path to take, but she was sure she would never become a poet. She couldn’t seem to find her passion. She decided to make a drastic change in her life.

Her earliest ambition amongst others was to work in a post office; luckily for art lovers, she was inspired by a teacher named Hering at the City of Liverpool Community College where she took her vocational course and received a BTEC qualification in General Art and Design. Her teacher gave her the confidence to pursue a career in art. Since then, Toft has made hundreds of handmade cards. She has also done a lot of illustration work, caricatures, and wedding invitations. She also paints, which is her favorite medium. Toft has been working with mixed media such as colored inks and oil pastels. She also uses the fingers-and-thumbs technique.

Sam Toft is famous for her light humor, artwork, and paintings. Oil-pastel crayons are her favorite tools and she works with them quickly. Her work is done only on a small scale.

She is the author of the characters Ernest and Violet Mustard whom she uses in her paintings. Her illustrations, drawings, and paintings have been published by The Art Group as cards and limited edition prints. Her work can be seen around the United Kingdom. Her art is also featured in galleries and art fairs. She also sells her work both in the United Kingdom and in the United States.