Cynthia Jewell Pollett, a native of Aiken, South Carolina, has painted professionally for 24 years. She graduated from Atlanta College of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Art in 1978.


Cynthia’s career has included being an art director, a muralist and she has owned a successful graphic design business for 20 years. Since 2006 Cynthia has returned to the desire of her heart and is glad to be painting with oils full time.


Cynthia and her husband, George, have been married 35 years. They have had the blessing of raising three children and now have five beautiful grand children.


Cynthia and George now live in rural China where Cynthia is inspired daily by the working people she encounters. The area she lives in is home for many different ethnic minority people groups. Responding on canvas to the daily activity of a people who have an incredible work ethic is fascinating to her. She is challenged to capture their stamina, their positive attitude as well as their love for life. Cynthia see’s their enjoyment of the simple pleasures of life such as family time, music and dance. She is constantly intrigued to get these daily life settings on canvas.


“My objective is always about capturing the mood, rhythm and activity of my subject matter. The rich color I use is always supportive of the activity and composition. I feel that it is important to always express a message with each work of art. As an appreciative learner and an empathetic artist my message is always a reflection and response to what I see and feel.”


2011 Best in Show - Art Trail Gallery, Flo., SC
2011 First Place - Art Trail Gallery, Flo., SC
2009 Charleston Artist Guild Gallery Member
2009 Honorable Mention - Blackbaud Art Show, Daniel Island, SC
2009 Juried into Charleston Artist Guild Exhibiting Member
2009 Juried into “Girl with a Gold Earring” Show and Competition
2008 Solo Show: Lynda English Studio and Gallery
1997 Solo Show: The Florence Art Museum
1996 Pee Dee Regional Art Competition: Award Honorable Mention
1991 ADDY Award: Freedom Florence Brochure
1987 Outstanding Young Women in America