Tod Steele

  • Tod Steele
    Alotta Lovejoy
    Acrylic on panel
    9 X 12

    $169.00
  • Tod Steele
    Barb Dwyer I
    Acrylic on panel
    14 X 11

    $199.00
    SOLD
  • Tod Steele
    Black And White Delight
    Acrylic on panel
    12 X 9

    $169.00
  • Tod Steele
    Colorful Character
    Acrylic on panel
    14 X 11

    $199.00
  • Tod Steele
    Crossing The Big Muddy
    Acrylic on panel
    10 X 10

    $149.00
  • Tod Steele
    Dog Is My Co-Pilot
    Acrylic on panel
    14 X 11

    $199.00
  • Tod Steele
    Every Dog For Himself
    Acrylic on panel
    14 X 11

    $249.00
  • Tod Steele
    Harold McHoot
    Acrylic on panel
    14 X 11

    $249.00
  • Tod Steele
    Lova Bull
    Acrylic on panel
    10 X 8

    $159.00
  • Tod Steele
    Loves Long Walks And Moonlit Nights
    Acrylic on panel
    16 X 8

    $229.00
  • Tod Steele
    Pietro Cottontail
    Acrylic on panel
    6 X 8

    $119.00
  • Tod Steele
    Roscoes Recurring Nightmare
    Acrylic on panel
    14 X 11

    $199.00
  • Tod Steele
    Rufus Contemplates His Naval
    Acrylic on panel
    8 X 16

    $229.00
  • Tod Steele
    Sebastian
    Acrylic on panel
    9 X 12

    $169.00
    SOLD
  • Tod Steele
    Thanks For The Mammaries
    Acrylic on panel
    8 X 10

    $159.00
  • Tod Steele
    Who Me?
    Acrylic on panel
    10 X 8

    $169.00
    SOLD
About The Artist

For lack of a better term, I sometimes call my painting style, ‘Expressionistic Moomoo-ism’, which is basically ‘the joyous portrayal of cows and other creatures’.  As an artist I’m excited by shape, form, color and using lots of paint to create texture and depth, plus I always try to choose subjects that bring me joy…and few things bring me more joy than animals. 

While painting I work spontaneously and with as much energy and liveliness as I can muster…and my sincere hope is that the viewer can share in some of this merriment as well.  My personal philosophy in painting is: ‘make ’em laugh…or at least smile a bit’.  With all the stress in the world, I want to produce paintings that help bring a bit of cheer.  If I can do that, I’m delighted! 

As a young man I took courses in Animal Husbandry and was often amazed at how much personality and intelligence many of the animals had.  Ever since then they have fascinated me, and so it was natural for me to paint them once I ventured into an art career.  I believe that animals help make us more human.  They can connect us to the Divine by their stillness, genuineness, and in many cases, by their unconditional love, and I am honored to celebrate their wonder in some small way. 

I was born in La Jolla, California, in 1955 and started painting on my 49th birthday.  I live in Gold Beach, Oregon, with my wife, professional artist J.M. Steele, who I initially studied with, and who greatly inspires me still.  Van Gogh, Gauguin and Georges Rouault are just a few of the old masters who have also been great inspirations along the way.  A few modern artists I find inspiration in are Peggi Kroll-Roberts, Michael Sowa and Will Bullas. 

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