IN THE STUDIO WITH Sean Cheetham & Kate Zambrano | portrait drawing
a virtual art talk and demo
Sunday, October 11 from 2-4 pm EST
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This portrait drawing demo will be held live via ZOOM from the artists’ studio so that you can be up close and personal and listen to Sean and Kate talk about their process, materials, and inspiration while watching them each work on a piece from the beginning throughout two hours. Sean and Kate have very different styles and approaches to portraiture and it will be fascinating to watch them work side by side. Plenty of time will be set aside for Q & A. The works will be available for sale a few weeks later.
Born in 1977, Sean Cheetham is a contemporary oil painter whose training is steeped in traditional portraiture. He is known for his technical skill and for achieving accuracy and harmony in his paintings which he credits to a deep understanding of drawing and to his own system of mixing colors. He has a Bachelor of Fine Art degree with honors from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. Sean has exhibited at the National Portrait gallery in London in 2005 where he was included in the prestigious BP Portrait award show. His self-portrait, Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams… was at the National Portrait gallery at the Smithsonian in Washington DC. In 2006, Sean had his first one-man exhibition with The Mendenhall Sobieski Gallery in Pasadena. Sean has become recognized as one of the most acclaimed young figurative painters today. He has been featured in numerous publications including American Artist’s Workshop magazine. Sean lives and teaches painting in Los Angeles.
I am an artist living in California. I was born in Texas, but left when I was seventeen to be a nomad. At eighteen, I enrolled in college to study psychology. After two years, I realized that I was more in love with the subject than pursuing an actual career in the field. I moved to New York City and started modeling to make extra money. In 2011, I was introduced to the world of fine art. I retired from the fashion industry and spent the subsequent two years teaching myself how to draw. It was a seemingly long and arduous journey to garner techniques through trial and error, but every now and then a small epiphany would occur. Each step was a building block for the next. And so it has gone ever since. I am constantly learning and trying to better both myself and my work. I enjoy applying my major influences together in my art – the systemic urge to understand human behavior and the beauty in expressive nuances.
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