Michael Toole is a long time resident of Mississauga, Ontario and an active member in his community. He is the son of an amateur photographer (father) and a painter (mother). After many years in the public service, photography/art has become his main focus. Given his parental influences, Michael tends to look for new and inventive ways to present his work. Whether that be combing different exposures or entirely different photographs to create a single compelling piece of art, his work continues to evolve. He is never satisfied with the act of simply recording information with the camera but is always looking at different methods of creating and presenting images so that the final products are truly unique. His images are presented on board with resin, on canvas, and on paper behind glass.
The windows collection is a grouping of artwork that consists of layered images presented as though you are looking through a set of industrial windows. The combinations of the images change the perspective, the colors and almost antique look of each image make a truly unique piece of art. Michael has received several awards for his work. He has shown through New York, Canada; his works are in numerous private and corporate collections all over North America.