Russell Jewell Ed.D, NWS, TWSA


        Russell Jewell is an artist/educator from Easley, South Carolina. For more than thirty years, he has carved a career out of the combining forces of art and education. Jewell's qualifications for such a career include a Masters of Art from the University of South Carolina and a Doctorate of Education in Art from the University of Georgia. He is a certified Advanced Placement teacher and has received certification by the National Board for Professional Teachers.

      Dr. Jewell's educational awards include: Easley High School Teacher of the Year, Pickens County Teacher of the Year, and a Fulbright Memorial Fund Scholarship to Japan . His most recent art awards include:

 

  • 2017 $1000 Plein Air Easton Tilghman Island Paint-Out Artists' Choice Award
  • 2016 $1000 John Singer Sargent Award Transparent Watercolor Society of America
  • 2015 to be published in The Best of Watercolor Splash 16 (North Light Publishers)
  • 2014 Best of Show and Artist's Choice Award Piedmont Plein Air
  • 2014 People's Choice Award Easels in Frederick and Honorable Mention Architectural Painting
  • 2014 Architectural Painting Plein Air Richmond, Va.
  • 2014 Published by North Light Publications in Incite 2 Color Passions
  • 2013 $5000.00 Grand Prize Winner of Fredericks Maryland's plein air competition, Easels in Fredericks.  Jewell also was recognized with Collector's Choice 2013, People's Choice 2012 and Collector's Choice 2011 with Easels in Fredericks.
  • Cranford, NJ Paint the Town Best Artist by the Artists Award 2012
  • South Carolina Watermedia Society Awards in (2004, 2005, 2008, 2009)
  • Charlotte Fine Art's Urban Lights Exhibition Award in 2013
  • Georgia Watercolor Society Award Winner (2010)
  • Signature Membership into the National Watercolor Society (2003)
  • Signature Membership in the Transparent Watercolor Society of America (2010)
  • Jewell was published in North Light's Publication: Splash 8, 9, 10, 11, 12.  Jewell was published in The Artist Magazine (Jan. 2005) and had a feature article in the Watercolor Artist Magazine (June 2009).

          Russell Jewell is a signature member of the S.C. Watermedia Society, the National Watercolor Society, and the Transparent Watercolor Society of America. Much of Jewell's work reflects his travel experiences shared with his family, students and fellow colleagues to such places as Amsterdam, Belgium, England, Italy, France, Costa Rica, Japan, and Canada. Some of Jewell's favorite subject matter includes his wife Melissa and children, Nicholas and Anna Mackenzie. Most recently Jewell has enjoyed success as an East Coast plein air painter. Plein Air Painting is a term that refers to painting outdoors on location. Jewell's work was recognized in 2005, 06, 07, 08, 09 at the premiere Plein Air Competition in Easton, Maryland.