contemporary artist painting landscapes, figures and abstracts.


After many years of living and painting under the huge sky of New Mexico, Stephen Poling and his wife moved to Minnesota where they currently live in an arts community along the Mississippi River.
Poling grew up in Minneapolis where he benefited by having access to the Minneapolis Institute of Art and the Walker Art Center. These were big influences in his life. Later, instead of taking the prescribed path to comfort and stability, he decided to leap into the unknown by following his heart into the irresistible world of making art. 

He obtained a foundation in painting attending the Academy of Art in San Francisco, California and at the Art Students League in New York City.  He has been enthusiastically practicing his art ever since.