About Steve


Award winning  photographer Steve Toole's photos have been said to capture the essence, beauty, and sometimes the desolation of the heartland of America. Whether depicting wildlife, the Rocky Mountains, or a single tree in the midst of a Midwest winter, his photos can give the viewer a sense of grandeur or elegant simplicity. Not one to be identified by a particular subject or style, Toole's photos and digital media work range from realistic monochrome landscapes to themed abstracts.


Steve and his wife Kim live in Ashton, Illinois where they foster rescued dogs, volunteer, teach part time, and enjoy small town life.



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"The Wild Bunch" Painting by Western artists Kathy Sigle from a photograph of mine.

Featured in ArtGuide.com

Camelback Gallery, Scotsdale, AZ - Landscape Competition, 1st Place Photography 2020

One Person Show at The Crystal Cork 2020

2019-2020 Winter Show at Woodlawn Academy - Sharing space with other Anois artists.

TNPS Abstract Show 2019

TNPS Shades of Gray Show 2019

"Hoops" included in Skies Art Exhibition, Fusion Art Gallery, Palm Springs, CA - 2019

Two winners of Illinois State Representative Tom Demmer's 2019 photo contest, hanging in his Dixon and Springfield offices.

TNPS is pleased to announce “Road Trip”, a digital photograph by Steve Toole of Ashton, as the winner of the People’s Choice Award at the recent All About Abstract Art Exhibition at KSB Commerce Towers. “Road Trip” was one of 32 pieces of original art on display at KSB Commerce Towers from January 7 – March 30, 2019. KSB will purchase the art piece and the framed 28” x 37” photograph on canvas will be placed on display near the east entrance of Commerce Towers.

People's Choice Winner - KSB Art Show 2018

Various awards from art shows - 2017-18

Editor's Pick Twenty20 "Trees" Challenge

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