Artist Statement

Eric Poland received a BFA degree in Graphic Design from the University of Montevallo in 2006, but has been creating architectural art since childhood. Utilizing painting, drawing, and graphic art techniques his work examines buildings and the lifelike persona that each carry. His work dives into the personal relationship that people have with buildings. He treats each building and sign as his muse for his portraiture. Through the process of creating his paintings, he’s able to bring out the personality of architecture with vivid paint colors, contrasted with graphic black line art that is common in logo design. Although the computer plays a role in his artmaking process, the final painting is completely handmade painting on wood. Simplifying landscapes allows him to take a place that you may be familiar with and evoke a forgotten or unknown feeling.


Hoover Public Library                        Hoover, AL 07/2022

Filter Coffee Parlor                             Birmingham, AL        12/2020

Avondale United Methodist               Birmingham, AL 03/2019

The Abbey                                          Birmingham, AL 02/2018

UAB Edge of Chaos                           Birmingham, AL 12/2018

Crestwood Coffee                               Birmingham, AL 07/2017

Hoover Public Library                        Hoover, AL 11/2016

Gallery Representation

Artist Incorporated Gallery                               Leeds, AL                 2020 – Present

Four Seasons Gallery                                        Homewood, AL         2019 – 2021

Naked Art Gallery                                             Birmingham, AL        2016 – 2019

Retail Locations

Alabama Goods Homewood

Alabama Goods Huntsville

Birmingham Museum of Art Birmingham


1st Place     Birmingham Artwalk                         Birmingham, AL   9/2021           

1st Place (mixed media) Montevallo Arts Fest       Montevallo, AL  4/2021

3rd Place (signature award) Magic City Art Connection Bham, AL  4/2019

(Hugh and Jackie Dye) award Bluff Park Art Show    Hoover, AL  10/2018

2nd Place winner in “Recovering the Classics” contest   Bham, AL  11/2016