Sam Toft

Sam Toft

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Sam Toft was born in June 1964 and her earliest ambition was to work in a post office.   Instead she has been a fire extinguisher salesman, a silver service waitress, a death grants advisor, a Wedgwood Rooms worker, a catering manager, a civil servant, a student, an au pair and an unemployed person.

 

Sam Toft graduated from Kingston Polytechnic with a BA in Applied Social Science (having transferred from a business sandwich degree with French).  She had not a clue what to do but knew through and through that she would never be a poet.   A career in the civil service was not well tolerated and catering management wasnt really where her heart was.   A change in direction was needed.   Sam Toft moved up to Liverpool and did a BTEC in General Art and Design at the City of Liverpool Community College where an inspirational teacher by the name of Hering gave her the confidence to give it a go with her pictures.

 

Sam says: I am lucky that my experiences as a child left me at the edge of things ever watchful, observant and compelled to link scenes and memories into some kind of narrative.   Stripes, textures, delicious whiffs, childrens rhymes, eccentric characters, lovely hats, nostalgic tunes and beautiful dogs are all things that catch my attention and fuel my imagination.   I am grateful to these favourite things that make my creativity possible, along with my eyes, my hands, and especially my mum.

 

Sam Toft has been working as an artist these past 12 years using mixed media: oil pastels, coloured inks, scraffito and the innovative fingers-and-thumbs technique.   She is delighted to have work published as cards and limited edition prints.

 

"Sam Toft met Mr Mustard a while back dawdling along the seafront and he is so glad to have her drawing him in pictures, colouring them in so well and hardly ever going over the lines. Ernest Hemmingway Mustard lives on the Brighton-Hove border in a not-so-damp basement flat with his dear lady wife Violet and Doris, their grumpy, rather portly Jack Russell.  Ernest is a kind, simple soul with a distinctive rolling walk and a gentle, enthusiastic manner.   He hums as he walks and Doris Dog, his constant if reluctant companion, affects not to hear.   She likes him well enough, dont get me wrong, but finds him slightly annoying like a bright but over-indulged spaniel.   He likes his bike, the sunsets, plenty of custard creams and the Damart Sale, while Doris has three main hobbies: breakfast, dinner and tea." Sam Toft

 



Status: For sale. Title: Coffee is served Price: Sold
Title : Coffee is served
Size : 6.00" x 6.00"
Medium : Mixed media
Price : Sold
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Coffee is served by Sam Toft



Status: For sale. Title: Tea time Me time Price: Sold
Title : Tea time Me time
Size : 6.00" x 6.00"
Medium : Mixed media
Price : Sold
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Tea time Me time by Sam Toft



Status: For sale. Title: Did someone say Cake Price: Sold
Title : Did someone say Cake
Size : 6.00" x 6.00"
Medium : Mixed media
Price : Sold
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Did someone say Cake by Sam Toft



Status: For sale. Title: Run rabbit run Price: Sold
Title : Run rabbit run
Size : 6.00" x 6.00"
Medium : Mixed media
Price : Sold
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Run rabbit run by Sam Toft



Status: For sale. Title: Just perfect Price: Sold
Title : Just perfect
Size : 6.00" x 6.00"
Medium : Mixed media
Price : Sold
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Just perfect by Sam Toft



Status: For sale. Title: Days like these Price: Sold
Title : Days like these
Size : 6.00" x 6.00"
Medium : Mixed media
Price : Sold
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Days like these by Sam Toft



Status: For sale. Title: And the blossom came early Price: Sold
Title : And the blossom came early
Size : 6.00" x 6.00"
Medium : Mixed media
Price : Sold
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And the blossom came early by Sam Toft



Status: For sale. Title: We've come so far Doris Price: Sold
Title : We've come so far Doris
Size : 6.00" x 6.00"
Medium : Mixed media
Price : Sold
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We've come so far Doris by Sam Toft



Status: For sale. Title: Dear friends forever Price: Sold
Title : Dear friends forever
Size : 6.00" x 6.00"
Medium : Mixed media
Price : Sold
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Dear friends forever by Sam Toft



Status: For sale. Title: Cuddle up Price: £850.00
Title : Cuddle up
Size : 6.00" x 6.00"
Medium : Mixed media
Price : £850.00
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Cuddle up by Sam Toft



Status: For sale. Title: Red chair & a square Price: £850.00
Title : Red chair & a square
Size : 6.00" x 6.00"
Medium : Mixed media
Price : £850.00
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Red chair & a square by Sam Toft



Status: For sale. Title: Different sides of the same Price: Sold
Title : Different sides of the same
Size : 6.00" x 6.00"
Medium : Mixed media
Price : Sold
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Different sides of the same by Sam Toft



Status: For sale. Title: Waiting for the next bit Price: Sold
Title : Waiting for the next bit
Size : 6.00" x 6.00"
Medium : Mixed media
Price : Sold
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Waiting for the next bit by Sam Toft



Status: For sale. Title: Together Price: Sold
Title : Together
Size : 6.00" x 6.00"
Medium : Mixed media
Price : Sold
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Together by Sam Toft



Status: For sale. Title: Never forgotten Price: Sold
Title : Never forgotten
Size : 7.50" x 5.50"
Medium : Mixed media
Price : Sold
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Never forgotten by Sam Toft



Status: For sale. Title: Skylark hunt Price: Sold
Title : Skylark hunt
Size : 8.50" x 6.50"
Medium : Mixed media
Price : Sold
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Skylark hunt by Sam Toft



Status: For sale. Title: Wish you were here  Price: Sold
Title : Wish you were here
Size : 6.50" x 8.50"
Medium : Mixed media
Price : Sold
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Wish you were here by Sam Toft



Status: For sale. Title: Joy Price: Sold
Title : Joy
Size : 12.00" x 9.50"
Medium : Mixed media
Price : Sold
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Joy by Sam Toft



Status: For sale. Title: Love you forever Price: Sold
Title : Love you forever
Size : 12.00" x 12.00"
Medium : Mixed media
Price : Sold
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Love you forever by Sam Toft



Status: For sale. Title: We have all we need Price: Sold
Title : We have all we need
Size : 12.00" x 12.00"
Medium : Mixed media
Price : Sold
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We have all we need by Sam Toft



Status: For sale. Title: Watching the tide roll away Price: Sold
Title : Watching the tide roll away
Size : 12.00" x 12.00"
Medium : Mixed media
Price : Sold
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Watching the tide roll away by Sam Toft



Status: For sale. Title: Sitting with a dog at the bay Price: £2,650.00
Title : Sitting with a dog at the bay
Size : 12.00" x 12.00"
Medium : Mixed media
Price : £2,650.00
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Sitting with a dog at the bay by Sam Toft



Status: For sale. Title: It takes all sorts Price: Sold
Title : It takes all sorts
Size : 12.00" x 16.00"
Medium : Mixed media
Price : Sold
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It takes all sorts by Sam Toft



Status: For sale. Title: It's lilac time Price: Sold
Title : It's lilac time
Size : 12.00" x 16.00"
Medium : Mixed media
Price : Sold
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It's lilac time by Sam Toft



Status: For sale. Title: Last hug of the day Price: Sold
Title : Last hug of the day
Size : 16.00" x 12.00"
Medium : Mixed media
Price : Sold
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Last hug of the day by Sam Toft



Status: For sale. Title: Wayward sausages Price: Sold
Title : Wayward sausages
Size : 16.00" x 16.00"
Medium : Mixed media
Price : Sold
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Wayward sausages by Sam Toft



Status: For sale. Title: Happy days are here again Price: Sold
Title : Happy days are here again
Size : 10.00" x 22.00"
Medium : Mixed media
Price : Sold
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Happy days are here again by Sam Toft



Status: For sale. Title: Strictly fun Price: £3,250.00
Title : Strictly fun
Size : 10.00" x 24.00"
Medium : Mixed media
Price : £3,250.00
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Strictly fun by Sam Toft



Status: For sale. Title: The breadcrumb man Price: £3,250.00
Title : The breadcrumb man
Size : 10.00" x 24.00"
Medium : Mixed media
Price : £3,250.00
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The breadcrumb man by Sam Toft



Status: For sale. Title: The march of the sausages Price: Sold
Title : The march of the sausages
Size : 10.00" x 24.00"
Medium : Mixed media
Price : Sold
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The march of the sausages by Sam Toft



Status: For sale. Title: Another suitcase of sardine sandwiches Price: Sold
Title : Another suitcase of sardine sandwiches
Size : 10.00" x 24.00"
Medium : Mixed media
Price : Sold
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Another suitcase of sardine sandwiches by Sam Toft



Status: For sale. Title: True colours Price: £3,250.00
Title : True colours
Size : 10.00" x 24.00"
Medium : Mixed media
Price : £3,250.00
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True colours by Sam Toft



Status: For sale. Title: Be who you be Price: Sold
Title : Be who you be
Size : 16.00" x 20.00"
Medium : Mixed media
Price : Sold
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Be who you be by Sam Toft



Status: For sale. Title: Cats & dogs Price: Sold
Title : Cats & dogs
Size : 20.00" x 27.50"
Medium : Mixed media
Price : Sold
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Cats & dogs by Sam Toft



Status: For sale. Title: Until we meet again Price: £4,350.00
Title : Until we meet again
Size : 20.00" x 27.50"
Medium : Mixed media
Price : £4,350.00
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Until we meet again by Sam Toft



Status: For sale. Title: A meeting of minds Price: £3,250.00
Title : A meeting of minds
Size : 16.00" x 12.00"
Medium : Mixed media
Price : £3,250.00
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A meeting of minds by Sam Toft



Status: For sale. Title: Watch the birdie Price: Sold
Title : Watch the birdie
Size : 16.00" x 20.00"
Medium : Mixed media
Price : Sold
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Watch the birdie by Sam Toft



Status: For sale. Title: A day out with Doris and Precious #7  42/47 Price: £300.00
Title : A day out with Doris and Precious #7 42/47
Size : 12.00" x 27.00"
Medium : Giclee print
Price : £300.00
Sale Price: £225.00
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A day out with Doris and Precious #7 42/47 by Sam Toft



Contact

  • Contemporary: Amanda Noott
    10 The Green, Broadway, Worcestershire WR12 7AA
    Telephone 01386 858969/858436
    Email: bm@john-noott.com

 

  • 19th & 20th Century: John Noott
    Telephone 01386 852787
    Email jon@john-noott.com By appointment only
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