Stephen Poling
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Stephen explores the potential of paint and its physical qualities in his body of work. He sees painting as a way to express the power, beauty and mystery of life. Movements such as Art Informel and Abstract Expressionism continue to influence his abstracted figures. “Working with the figure is my best loved subject,” says Stephen. He begins each painting by returning to his sketchbook, which contains a collection of drawings from life, his imagination, and photographs.

Variations on a Standing Figure 2
30" x 24" , acrylic painting
$2,375

Variations on a Standing Figure
30" x 24" , acrylic painting
$2,375

It All Comes Together
28" x 22" , mixed media artwork
$2,275


They Came Dancing
40" x 48" , acrylic painting
$3,175

Yellow Light Electric
30" x 22" , acrylic painting
$1,275

Figure with Stripes 2
16" x 12" , acrylic painting
$675


Figure with Yellow Dots
16" x 12" , acrylic painting
$675

Three Dreaming
24" x 32" , acrylic painting
$2,400

Running
48" x 36" , acrylic painting
$3,125


Look for Me
30" x 24" , acrylic painting
$2,300

Athlete
30" x 22" , acrylic painting
$1,700

Encounter
30" x 22" , acrylic painting
$1,700


Thinking 2
12" x 9" , acrylic painting
$650

Thinking
16" x 12" , acrylic painting
$700

Blue and Gray Figure
16" x 12" , acrylic painting
$700


Bather
30" x 22" , acrylic painting
$1,700

Covering
30" x 22" , acrylic painting
$1,700

Black Torso
30" x 22" , acrylic painting
$1,700


Seated Figure 4
16" x 12" , acrylic painting
$650

Seated Figure 3
16" x 12" , acrylic painting
$675

Kneeling Figure
14" x 11" , acrylic painting
$450


Sunlight Figure
14" x 11" , acrylic painting
$450

Blue Figure 2
30" x 22" , acrylic painting
$1,300

Prom Queen
30" x 22" , acrylic painting
$1,300


Rising
48" x 40" , acrylic painting
$4,300

Red and Blue Figure
14" x 11" , acrylic painting
$450

Sunglasses Blue
30" x 22" , acrylic painting
$1,300


No Shoes
30" x 22" , acrylic painting
$1,250


Speak with Stephen


Stephen Poling 12/3/2015 | 2:49 PM

Thank you Raoul, it's great to know people out there are liking my work - I appreciate your comment! As you've noticed, I love the Bay Area Figurative painters and also de Kooning's figurative work. Thanks again - Stephen

R De Chant 12/3/2015 | 2:38 PM

Your figurative paintings are truly exceptional, much in the tradition of the great Bay Area artists such as David Park and Paul Wonner. Keep up the good work....

Stephen Poling 5/16/2014 | 4:15 PM

Hello P Hammonds, Thank you for your positive comments! I'm trying to paint energy and life using expressive drawing and color - I'm glad you like the paintings!

commentsFalling Back
P Hammonds 5/15/2014 | 4:39 PM

This is special. More like this...the uniquely feminine geometry - angles, curves + your sense of color.

M Rubenstein 2/11/2013 | 12:55 AM

your interpretation of the nude form is magical...really good... thx

N Bell 5/17/2012 | 2:45 PM

Love your work. Really beautiful. I independently put two different works on yours on my wish list.