Eric Poland is a full time stay at home dad and a contemporary abstract illustrator with a focus on local architecture. His primary inspiration comes from the buildings of the newly awakening city of Birmingham. His art is characterized by vivid colors and the abstraction of reality. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Montevallo in 2006. His senior art show concentrated on editorial illustration, which used a combination of both hand drawn and computer illustration. This style is indicative of what he is creating now.