What a fantastic art party! As2.11.12 KatherineCone SCheetham0212a LAArtParty’s Pick of the Week, the solo exhibition offered by Katherine Cone Gallery brought out a huge crowd who clamored to see this talented artist’s work. Sean Cheetham’s latest exhibition entitled “Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams” opening reception was off the hook!

“Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams,” 2011 oil on Arches paper, 10 x 8.”

Fabulous night….packed gallery, nice bar….something I always enjoy and the art….outstanding! There was also a wonderful mix of people, creating a nice open vibe.

What I like about this exhibition, is unlike so many abstract/contemporary artists today, you can see that Cheetham actually has some training as an artist.

2.11.12 KatherineCrone Pablo bySeanCheetham0212cSo many artists have had no formal training, yet will splash some paint on a canvas and call it art. They have no idea of how to draw or paint. Not the case with Sean Cheetham.

Cheethan is a skilled draftsman. His classic portrayal of his subjects allows the viewer to step into the scene. Almost as if they, the viewer are part of that reality.

Hi2.11.12 KatherineCone AllenSCheetham0212ds portraits, usually of women, capture a moment in time, often revealing the sadness of the characters, intertwined with the richness of the art form. You can feel the emotion seeping from the canvas.

2.11.12 KatherineCone WhiteRabbit SCheetham0212b“Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams,” a wonderful show…make sure to stop in. It will remain open until March 10th, 2012.

Katherine Cone Gallery is located at 2673 S. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10-6pm; (310) 287-1558; www.katherineconegallery.com.