A native of Great Britain, Sean began painting at the age of 3 and quickly developed a love of art. Throughout his school years, he excelled in art classes and painted set designs for theatrical shows. He won his first national competition at the age of 10, when he designed the badge for the British police force. Educated in England, Sean completed Advanced Levels in Art and later obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Art History at Huddersfield Polytechnic. Throughout his academic career, he remained at the top of his class in both Art and Art History.
In 1989, Sean relocated to The United States and began a 14 year career in Fine Art Sales. During his tenure as a sales professional, Sean sold works created by a wide variety of artists. He eventually became one of the top producing Directors at Franklin Bowles Gallery in San Francisco. Throughout his professional career, Sean continued to paint. His home and studio are now located in Phoenix, Arizona and his works are featured in private collections in the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Sean is influenced by the Italian Renaissance, the old Masters (including Rembrandt and Goya) and by the Surrealists (especially Salvador Dali). While he is regarded as a figurative painter, Sean also loves to experiment with landscape and still life. In order to create unique textures, he uses a variety of mediums, including sand, stone, and paper. He is especially skilled with acrylics and oils, using the glazing techniques of the Italian Masters.
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