Chris Kettle is a degree-educated fine artist who lives and works at his studio in Brighton, UK. Inspired by the Old Masters, (in particular Jan Davidzs de Heem), Chris Kettle's art is far from traditional.
Fascinated by still life, Chris Kettle 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’. Chris Kettle has shown his incredibly detailed art prints and limited edition prints across the globe from Brighton to New York, Milan to Switzerland.
For the last three of decades I have focused solely on Still Life painting. I like the idea that my paintings are entertaining, and possess relatable aesthetic qualities alongside an 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 human emotion using inanimate subject matter, is one that that keeps me completely consumed