Sean Cheetham


Sean Cheetham is a contemporary oil painter whose training is steeped in traditional portraiture. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with honors from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA.

Sean's remarkable skills at creating rich layers to capture the subtle nuances of his subjects hearken back to the old masters, yet the work is undeniably fresh. He chooses to paint his friends, very often his wife, and portrays them with a gripping honesty that captivates the viewer.

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 recently included in the Outwin Boochever Portrait competition show in the National Portrait gallery at the Smithsonian in Washington DC.