AD 189 | Sean Cheetham x Kate Zambrano
“Endless Curiosities”

Photo by Yoshino

Sean Cheetham was born in 1977 in San Francisco, studied at the College of San Mateo, in California, and earned a B.F.A. degree with honors from Art Center College of Design, in Pasadena, California. His paintings have been included in numerous significant exhibitions internationally including the National Portrait Gallery in London. He has a devoted following of collectors and art students that are inspired by his work and distinctive technique. Primarily a figurative painter, Sean is known for his technical prowess in achieving accuracy and harmony in his alla prima paintings which he credits to a deep understanding of drawing and his own system of mixing colors which he uses adeptly to govern shadows, midtones and highlights. In addition to having an exceptional ability to understand, draw, and paint the human form, Cheetham’s selection of subjects typically in familiar urban scenes contributes a truthful and often raw spirit that makes his work distinctive and a contemporary testimony of our time.

Photo by Yoshino

Kate Zambrano is a self-taught fine artist who applies major influences and themes such as the systemic urge to understand human nature, behavior, and the beauty in the expressive nuances.

Show Notes:
  • Kate and Sean’s relationship 
  • COVID’s effect on workflow 
  • Personal hobbies and the meditation behind them
  • Endless curiosities within relationships and art
  • Community and interaction in the midst of COVID 
  • Appreciating the mundane experiences of life
  • The origin of Kate and Sean’s art practice
  • Balance
  • Teaching and lessons learned from the experience 
  • Remaining flexible within your career 
  • Relying on other mediums to feed into your main passions
  • Refinement
  • Flipping your mentality 
  • Ego
  • Natural talent, and doing the hard thing 
  • Persistence

Kate Zambrano’s Instagram
Sean Cheetham’s Instagram

Posted 12.26.2022


"I started this series as a means for exploration, an exploration of self, and an exploration of the perspectives of other artists.

This series is an unabridged documentation of conversations between artists. It’s a series dedicated to breaking down the barriers we tend to set up in our own minds. I want to inspire future creatives to have the courage to explore and experiment. This is about making dreams a reality and not about letting our dreams fall to the wayside.

My intention is to give my audience a sense of real human connection, something that feels rich and organic.

When I was thinking of a title I thought of the word “movement”.

In relation to the Renaissance period in art, my goal for this program is to signify a rebirth of consciousness towards the way we look at contemporary art."

- Yoshino