A Moody Balloon by Sam Toft
From The 'Meet the Mustards' Collection of small mounted prints
Each print from Sam's ‘Meet the Mustards’ Collection is presented in an antique white coloured mount measuring 240x300mm, with an aperture size of approximately 120x170mm.
Do contact the gallery if you need help with framing, as we stock standard metric frames in this size.
We have a multi buy offer on Sam’s fabulous miniatures, so why not treat yourself?
Sam has created an amazing collection featuring her now infamous characters, "The Mustards” - Ernest Hemingway Mustard, his dear lady wife Violet, along with their much loved eccentric friends and pets.
Ernest and Violet live in a not-so-damp flat on the Brighton/ Hove border with Doris, their grumpy and rather portly Jack Russell Terrier.
Ernest's work as a part time Hurricane Predictor and Professional Tuneless Hummer has made him lots of friends along the Prom: the beautiful Audrey - could she be Ms Hepburn reborn as a sheep?- Horace Duck, and the lovely Rover, a melancholy goldfish with tunnel vision and a good heart.
Using mixed media, pencil, oil pastels, coloured inks and her own idiomatic techniques, Sam depicts a seaside world of faded ice-cream colours where the breeze is always blowing and life is utterly delicious. Her work is available as limited and open edition prints - something for all budgets!
The Braithwaite Gallery has been lucky enough to work with Sam for a very long time; sometimes she comes to York for exhibitions, sometimes just to say hello. She has been generous with her time and talent, particularly in helping us with charity fundraising. In 2020 she created 'Looking After Eachother (a picture for Jake)’ in memory of Jake Braithwaite, which continues to help the Gallery fundraise for mental health charity Mind - at October 2021 the total is more than £5000 (and still counting!).
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