Sean Cheetham grew up surrounded by artists and encouraged to create. He studied illustration at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and quickly began teaching and showing his art. Sean and Antrese talk about his portraits of friends, and how painting became sort of a diary of his life.
Sean talks about entering art contests, his experience with the BP Portrait contest. On the one hand these contests can be great opportunities for exposure, on the other hand- they can get expensive quickly.
Tunnel vision with your art career often leads to burnout. Sean shares his other creative outlets that help him stay on track, and why these creative outlets are categorically not for sale. They allow him to get back to the place where he is creating for himself first.
Sean Cheetham is a portrait artist, originally from San Francisco. He now splits his time between San Francisco and L.A.