“A painter can say all he wants to with fruit, or flowers, or even clouds.”
“For the last couple of decades I have focused solely on Still Life painting. The paintings inhabit a mysterious world of their own with objects arranged on canvasses that are charged with light and drama to somehow channel emotion and universal feelings. I like the idea that my paintings are entertaining, and possess relatable aesthetic qualities alongside ambiguity and even at times a kind of humour. The absorbing challenge I face every time I pick up a brush and attempt to portray elements of the human spirit using the apparently inanimate, is one that that keeps me totally consumed.”
Christopher Kettle’s ‘Terrarium’ painting was one of the top three, overall award winners of the National Open Art Competition 2011 UK, judged by Gavin Turk. His painting ‘Hubris’ was also chosen for the accompanying NOAC exhibition.
Christopher Kettle Studied Fine Art (BA Hons) at Cardiff Institute and has shown widely, including Solo exhibitions in Gstaad, Newcastle and Brighton and group shows in Milan, New York, Miami and London.