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Kim ToftKim Michelle Toft   AFC Kim Toft
Marine and Coastal Habitats using Hand Painted Silk
 

I have been drawing since the age of 4 and my hero was Walt Disney and the amazing animated characters he created. Drawing and painting has always been an escape for me and many hours would pass before I realised the time. Through an array of interesting careers from teaching art to graphic designer and author and illustrator my work has always revolved around art.

My silk painting journey started over 27 years ago and I found it was the perfect medium to capture the immense beauty of coastal habitats and the underwater world , both of which I have lived by and loved my entire life. My fascination with these alien worlds keeps reminding me of my place within the animal kingdom.

I use my silk paintings to illustrate my environmental childrens books which are sold world wide. I am currently working on my 10th book. All my books are still in print as their content becomes more and more relevant as our coral reefs and underwater creatures disappear.I beleive our children are our future and the sooner they switch on to the importance of conserving our wilderness areas the better.

I hope my work captures the imagination of the viewer and incredible beauty of the creatures I paint.

 
Support for Conservation:

Member of World Wide Fund For Animals
Member and contributing Artist fro Ocean Art Alliance
Donate art each year for Art for Sharks

My book The World That We Want won Best Childrens Book in the Australian Wilderness Society Awards , it also won the Best Childrens Book in Benjamin Franklin Environmental Awards for childrens books in the USA

My books One Less Fish , Neptunes Nursery , Turtle's Song , The World That We Want , A Sea Of Words and Tick Tock Tick Tock What's Up Croc? have won Best Childrens book in the NSW Royal Zoological Society Awards.
 
Special Achievements:
  • 2006 - Honour Book in Green Earth Book Award USA for The World That We Want

     
  • 1999 - Best Childrens Book Benjamin Franklin Awrads USA for One Less Fish

     
  • 1999 - Top 10 Childrens Book Teachers Choice Award for One Less Fish

     
  • 1998 - Honour Book CBCA for One Less Fish

     
Collections:
  • 2013 - Ballina Byron Gateway Airport

     
  • Dave Hannan

     
Publications:
  • Recipe For Perfect Planet Pie (2012)
    More about Recipe For Perfect Planet Pie
    Author , illustartor and publisher - Written a s recipe using nauture's ingredients ,this book is a clever way to look at a very pressing issue - global warming and its effects on the the planet. Each page lists helpful hints to conserve that particular natural resource The book ends with a spectacular fold out of a pie with all the habitats and animals collected in one perfect planet pie.
    Author: Kim Michelle Toft
    Published by: Silkim Books
     
  • Tick Tock Tick Tock What's Up Croc? (2011)
    More about Tick Tock Tick Tock What's Up Croc?
    Author , illustartor and publisher - Spend a day in the life of a salt water crocodile. The prose style text meanders through the highly detailed silk illustrations. Excellent extension information in the back of the book and a companion wall chart reinforces the fact that the crocodile is the gretest survivor of all time.
    Author: Kim Michelle Toft
    Published by: Silkim Books
     
  • The Twelve Underwater Days of Christmas (2007)
    More about The Twelve Underwater Days of Christmas
    Author , illustartor and publisher - The classic Christmas carol goes underwater and ends with a spectacular fold down poster of all the creatures forming a Christmas tree. The books comes with a poster and 3 track CD of the carol performed by the soulful Lisa Hunt.
    Author: Kim Michelle Toft
    Published by: Silkim Books
     
  • a Sea Of Words (2006)
    More about a Sea Of Words
    Author , Illustrator and Publisher - Stunning hand painted silk illustrations skip through the alphabet using alliterated text. Extension information in the back extends the child's knowledge. The book also comes with a companion wall frieize.
    Author: Kim Michelle Toft
    Published by: Silkim Books
     
  • The World That We Want (2004)
    Illustrator and Author - Environmental Childrens book about the ecosystems of Far North QLD Australia
    Author: Kim Michelle Toft
    Published by: UQP
     
  • Neptunes Nursery (1999)
    Illustrator and Author - Environmental childrens book about the incredible attributes of the male seahorse
    Author: Kim Mcihelle Toft and Allan Sheather
    Published by: UQP
     
  • One Less Fish (1997)
    Author and Illustrator - Environmental childrens book about the fragile beauty of the Greta Barrier Reef
    Author: Kim Michelle Toft
    Published by: UQP
     

 

 
 
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