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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides

Sean Cheetham

''Sean Cheetham (b. 1977) is a young urban realist who paints highly developed portraits as well as heroic-sized religious subjects that draw on Biblical imagery. Cheetham is a fine draftsman and all of his works depend on his drawing skills and training in the art and science of drawing. In recent months he has begun a series of small portraits in oil and graphite. From an early age, Cheetham knew that he wanted to be an artist. Like many painters, as a boy he was a comic-book enthusiast and enjoyed drawing comic characters. Growing up in the Bay Area, he began studying watercolor painting in San Mateo with James Torlackson. From the advent of his formal studies he had the patience for meticulous rendering and favored subjects that emphasized his drawing ability. After high school Cheetham attended Art Center College of Design as a scholarship student, where he studied with Aaron Smith, David Luce and the draftsman Mike Hussar, who became a major influence. Now that Cheetham's education has been completed, he is concentrating on gallery work and commissions. A large allegorical composition of his was recently featured in the Paramount release "Northfork."''


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Timothy C. Tyler - TIM TYLER

Timothy C. Tyler

''A certain sense of light…”

Since Tim was fourteen years old, he has striven to create paintings that capture a moment of beauty. His sensitivity to color, craftsmanship & “a certain sense of light” has resulted in paintings critics and collectors have delighted in for almost thirty years.

Learn by doing

Tim grew up in Oklahoma and Arizona. While in Oklahoma he would frequent the Cowboy Hall of Fame NAWA show and Art galleries in surrounding Oklahoma City. He was invited to show in an art gallery at age 16. He went to Santa Fe and met with Clark Hulings at his home and exchanged letters with a generous Wilson Hurley. He went to Scottsdale and talked to Bettina Steinke at the Scottsdale Artists School. While in AZ he would stray over to the galleries of Scottsdale where he began showing at age 18. He consigned work at Trailsides Gallery at age 21.''


Jef Diels

Jef Diels

Just perfect!

Diels was educated at the Art Academy in Antwerp. His subjects are contemporary, yet painted in the tradition of the 17th century. Jef Diels has given twenty solo exhibitions to date, at home and abroad, and has been nominated for several awards.

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Arsen Kurbanov

Arsen Kurbanov

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Arsen Kurbanov strives to combine the techniques of the old masters-Pieter de Hooch and Vermeer are two of his favorites-with a contemporary, personal sense of imagery. Biblical and historical references appear alongside modern elements in his paintings, often producing an atmosphere of mystery. Portraiture commands a prominent position in his work. Kurbanov's portraits are intended to be compositions in their own right, in addition to presenting precise, almost photographic likenesses of the sitters.

Born 1969, in Makhachkala, Daghestan.
1988 graduated from Dzhemal Art College, Makhachkala.
1994 graduated from I.E. Repin Institute for Painting, Sculpture and Architecture.
Since 2008 teaching staff of easel painting department of the I.E. Repin Institute.


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