Author: Imogen Aldridge

A Day In The Life Of Chris Kettle

While inspired by the Old Masters, Chris Kettle's art is far from traditional. Fascinated by still life, Chris is interested in giving inanimate objects a kind of emotional charge, a soul of their own. His art is an exploration in which he puts obscure objects into odd arrangements, creating what he considers to be ‘New Still Life’. Here, we spend a day in the life of Chris Kettle, from puppy wake-ups to drinks with friends. 


MY ALARM GOES OFF…

Our Staffy/Greyhound wakes me up nice and early so it’s up and straight out into the garden before a cup of tea.


HOW I STARTED LIFE AS AN ARTIST…

I gradually found that teachers started showing a bit more interest in me during art classes, possibly as I started to get a little bit better at drawing and also ceramics/sculpture. At the time, this phenomenon didn’t seem to happen in my physics classes!

MY TYPICAL DAY…

A normal day will find me studio based, interspersed with school runs and dog walks. The latter are really useful for clearing the mind, and if I can get out on my MTB then that really blows the cobwebs away. I think we all need some form of ‘meditation’ before work, I’ve always found exercise works pretty well.


MY MOST MEMORABLE ARTISTIC MOMENT…

I reckon it was being accepted to do a Fine Art degree years back. I wasn’t naturally academic at school so this was a great moment when I think back to it. The changes that you go through during that time are huge and immeasurable.

 

THE WORST PART OF BEING AN ARTIST…

Well, it’s probably similar to being an actor when you don’t always know when the next pay cheque is coming in, or sometimes the next exhibition. Inspiration isn’t a given, and has to be constantly attended to.


THE BEST PART OF BEING AN ARTIST…

No boss… apart from yourself at least… and that can depend on what kind of boss you are!


AFTER I CLOSE MY STUDIO DOOR AT THE END OF THE DAY…

Family life seems to be hectic even with only one child and a dog, but there is always a myriad of things to do after studio time. A really good day might end with a beer and a chat with friends.

 

If you want to find out more about Chris and his work, make sure to take a look at his artist collection page here.

AFFORDABLE ART

CJP £75

Rewilderness - A3

29.7 x 42cm

£75

29.7 x 42cm

£85

45 x 45cm

£125

42 x 60 cm

Nothing Matters - Remix, 2020 Art Print by Dan Hillier
Exclusive

£98

42 x 42cm

Cats Pyramids

24.7 x 39cm

£35

24.7 x 39cm

Daffy (Red Stripe)

70 x 50cm

£100

70 x 50cm

Reginald Botanical

29.7 x 42cm

£60

29.7 x 42cm

£60

29.7 x 42cm

£100

33 X 48 cm

HOPE THAT KILLS YOU

21 x 29.7cm

£75

21 x 29.7cm

Cherry Drop

35 x 35cm

£65

35 x 35cm

Acne Pink

30 x 42cm

£125

30 x 42cm

Lemon Blossom 3

40 x 40cm

£55

40 x 40cm

£85

50.7 x 45cm

Ellipsis - Remix, 2020 Art Print by Dan Hillier
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£98

42 x 42 cm

£100

50 x 50cm

Anyone for Tennis?

29.7 x 42 cm

£115

29.7 x 42 cm

BOUNCE! 2020

42 x 42cm

£125

42 x 42cm

The Sun Rises in the East Art Print by Hooksmith Press
Exclusive

£100

32 x 45cm

Bananas

29.7 x 42cm

£60

29.7 x 42cm

Patrick Art Print by Lee Ellis
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Patrick

40 x 40cm

£75

40 x 40cm

Vintage Girl

70 x 100cm

£135

70 x 100cm

MK-Ultra II

19 x 19cm

£65

19 x 19cm

£100

29.7 x 42cm

Gorilla - Neon Pink

42 x 59.4cm

£125

42 x 59.4cm

I Love London

22 x 17 cm

£60

22 x 17 cm

Andy Warhol £22

£22

70 x 100 cm

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