Since writing a post about portraitist and figurative artist Sean Cheetham in 2008, I still know little more about him than I did then, which wasn’t much.
Still, I’ve gathered what additional resources I can for an update post. His direct, uncompromising portraits have a wonderful sense of presence and personality, as well as a painterly surface and strong compositions.
Cheetham’s website seems largely abandoned in that its single page is linked to a gallery that is a lapsed domain name.
However, his blog, though infrequently updated, has some new work, and his paintings are currently on exhibit in a show at the Katherine Cone Gallery in Los Angeles that runs until March 10, 2012.
In addition there are a couple of time-lapse videos of Cheetham giving portrait demonstrations on YouTube here and here.
Cheetham is an instructor at the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art and there is a brief bio and gallery on their site.
There is also an article on Painting Perceptions and another on Artist Daily with a gallery.
Katherine Cone Gallery, to 3/10/12
Article on Artist Daily (pop-ups), and gallery
Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art
Demos on YouTube here and here
My previous post on Sean Cheetham