contemporary artist painting landscapes, figures and abstracts.


After many years of living and painting under the huge blue sky of New Mexico, Stephen Poling and

his wife moved to Minnesota where they currently live in an arts community along the

Mississippi River.

Growing up in Minneapolis, Poling’s love of art was nurtured by his frequent visits to the

Minneapolis Institute of Art and the Walker Art Center, both of which were cultural life lines to

the bigger world.

Inspired to be an artist at any cost he made his way to California to obtain a foundation in

painting attending the Academy of Art in San Francisco, California and later moving to New York

City to study at the Art Students League.

                                  He has been enthusiastically pursuing his dream and practicing his art ever since.                                                                                  

Painting beauty is my contribution and it's how Nature speaks. My work is done in the spirit of honoring our Mother Earth and Father Sun.