Cheryl Polakow Knight
Paintings, Drawings and More

Cheryl Polakow Knight



I’ve been creating artwork as long as I can remember and always taking classes to improve my skills. Learning and growing as an artist never stops for me.

I continue to have a life long passion for drawing, painting, and sculpting. I mostly enjoy realistic faces, nudes, but recently have started creating abstracts.   I find painting abstracts to be so freeing from the constraints of the body and the face.

Currently I am working on my own work, creating a series of paintings.  You can see more of my work and photographs (not on this site ) on my other website where you can purchase from, also request something from here you don't see there to be put on that site if you're interested in purchasing prints, etc. 


I find watercolor  to be the most challenging of all mediums, but also the most versatile, yet love to continue to explore other ways in mixed media, and acrylics to express my creativity.

I received my B.A. in Fine Arts at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Illustration at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, , Otis College of Design and other places have taken classes and workshops.

 When I was younger and worked for Quinn Martin Productions in their mail room, delievering the mail, I would create drawings and paintings for their set of homes or offices which were used in their television shows.

When i got a little older I was able to get into the animation industry through my fine art portfolio and was trained in animation with Ralph Bakshi on the orginal "Lord of The Rings".

For 18 years I worked in the field of animation.

I also worked at Walt Disney feature animation and was part of the team that created “The Lion King”, " Aladdin", "The Hunchback of Notre Dame", "Hercules", "Mulan", and “Beauty and the Beast.”  

When Disney decided to go al digital I went back to school to become an arts educator.

Today I am working on my own artwork, you can buy my work through my other website:

Check that site out for prints and merchandise , many images are not on this site.