KIM KETTLER
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Kim Kettler

Winter Gift     oil on linen board
7 x 5, framed 13 x 11      $450
 

Kim Kettler

Protrait of the Sublime     oil on linen board
5 x 7, framed 11 x 13      $450
 

Kim Kettler

Oysters at Midnight     oil on linen board
5 x 7, framed 11 x 13      $450
 

Kim Kettler

Salty Centerpiece     oil on linen board
5 x 7, framed 11 x 13      $450
 

Kim Kettler

One for Me and One for You     oil on linen board
5 x 7, framed 11 x 13      $450
 

Kim Kettler

Rounding the Point     oil on linen
8 x 10, framed 14 x 16      $750
 

Kim Kettler

Something to Show for the Day     oil on canvas
16 x 20, framed 22 x 26      $1,200
 

Kim Kettler

This I Know     oil on linen
8 x 10, framed 13.5 x 15.5      $750
 

Kim Kettler

Solstice at Wood End Light     oil on linen
16 x 20, framed 21.5 x 25.5      $1,200
 

Kim Kettler

A Lucky 13     oil on canvas
18 x 24, framed 25 x 31      $1,600
 

Kim Kettler

A Moment to Reflect     oil on canvas
16 x 20, framed 22 x 26      $1,600

"Full disclosure: my appreciation for the glorious oyster approaches religion to me. The eco-system in which they grow, the people who cultivate and harvest, and the creatures themselves are sacred parts of a sublime beauty. This is a blessing meant to be shared. Hallelujah."

 

Kim Kettler

The Moment In-Between     oil on linen panel
5 x 7, framed 9 x 11      $450

"Opening an oyster can be an arduous process: to gather, to clean, to delicately yet determinedly pry apart the bi-valve's shell without spilling the precious contents takes patience and perseverance. To me, the moment between the task of shucking and its great reward is golden. I pause. Close my eyes. And then... a taste of heaven."

 

Kim Kettler

Gathering     oil on Belgian linen
30 x 40, framed 35 x 45      $3,600

"Foraging for food: an activity as old as man. There is intrinsic pleasure in tasting the salty fruits of a day on the flats. These days we think less about this ritual as an act of survival, than as an act of celebrating our place in this beautiful corner of the world."

 

Kim Kettler

Tableau Vivant     oil on linen
10 x 30, framed 14 x 34      $1,500

"The bounty of our surrounding waters can sometimes be found at open air markets, like the Truro Ag Fair, which happens on the last Sunday of the summer. There I found my Holy Grail: freshly harvested oysters alongside some glorious fish. Since I live and breathe a coastal life, to me these are both objects of beauty and of sustenance."

 

Kim Kettler

Taking Time to Savor     oil on linen
8 x 10, framed 14 x 16      $750
 

Kim Kettler

Dusk in the Pastures     oil on linen
6 x 8, framed 12 x 14      $600

“Dusk was coming on gently. The horizon glowed golden as the shadows turned cool and purple, while random stripes of bright green grass enlivened the darkening ground. These voluptuous French cattle, ‘Les Charolais’, reflected and transformed the changing light on their canvas-like white surfaces.”

 

Kim Kettler

Charolais Landscape     oil on linen
11 x 14, framed 16 x 20      $950

“This field became a regular place of worship at the altar of my easel. There was always something spiritually uplifting here, be it the herd of gorgeous cows coming in for the evening hay, the welcoming herdsmen tending their beloved girls, or the play of light and color across the fields of sunflowers and horizon beyond. In retrospect, I realize the simple beauty and timelessness of nature’s abundance felt like a daily benediction.”

 

Kim Kettler

La Victoire au Marché de Richelieu     oil
30 x 40, framed 34.5 x 44.5      $3,600

“Having been in France, exploring and painting for days, I was obsessed to find some French oysters. Richelieu is a medieval town designed by the infamous Cardinal Richelieu, a 45-minute drive through country hamlets from Frontenay-sur-Dive. It felt like a victory to discover the open-air market, and to track down a fishmonger who displayed the treasured wooden crate of French oysters. Much of that day was spent in pleasant but persistent pursuit of the holy grail: fresh oysters.”

 
Kim Kettler

Dusk on My Plate    oil on linen
8 x 10, framed 13 x 15     $900

Kim Kettler

Best for Last    oil on canvas
8 x 10, framed 13 x 15     $900

“Imagine you’ve just devoured a lovely pile of shucked oysters, but you’d really like one more beauteous slurp. There, by the resting knife, you see one last shimmering oyster, waiting for you. It’s your lucky day.”

Kim Kettler

Sweet Life    oil on canvas
36 x 24, framed 42 x 30     $2,800

“Oysters and their many qualities seem like a metaphor for life. Our experiences can be measured like tastes: sweet, salty, sour, or bitter. In this composition, the juxtaposition of oysters and lemon creates a metaphorical reference to life; salty oysters plus a sour lemon equals sweet joy.”

Kim Kettler

The Gardner's Table    oil on canvas
16 x 20, framed 22 x 26     $1,600

Kim Kettler

Oyster Study    oil on canvas
4 x 4    $300

Kim Kettler

The Tropics Within   oil on canvas
5 x 7, framed 9.5 x 11.5   $550


   
 

Kim KettlerKim Victoria Kettler began her studies under Stanley Tasker and Tony Cleto at Washington University and earned a BFA, Summa Cum Laude, at the University of Dayton. She continued her diverse art education at Antioch College, at International Papermaking Conferences in Boston and Japan, at the Brookfield Craft Center in Connecticut and at Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill where she worked with Sal del Deo, Jim Peters and Joyce Johnson, and most recently at Pratt Institute in New York City.

She has taught at Castle Hill, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the International School in Istanbul, Turkey, the American Museum of Papermaking in Atlanta, Truro Central School and Provincetown Public Schools.

She has shown for 30 years in galleries from California to Cape Cod, the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, the Fine Arts Work Center, the American Museum of Papermaking, Atlanta, GA and at the Philadelphia Museum of Art as well as in Europe.

Kettler has shown at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, the Fine Arts Work Center, the American Museum of Papermaking, Atlanta, GA, the Philadelphia Museum of Art as well as in Germany.

 
 

Kim’s work is in many prestigious collections including:

  • Bank of Boston, Boston, MA
  • Children’s Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • First Atlanta Bank, Atlanta, GA
  • Marui Corporation, LTD., Tokyo, Japan
  • Saks Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
  • Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, MD
  • National Foundation for Children, Miami, FL.
  • University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI
 
  Artist's Statement
I find oysters and their habitat an endless source of inspiration. Shellfish, with their hard, impenetrable shell and soft, vulnerable flesh are abstracts as well as real life objects which bring to mind the fragrant pleasures of a beautiful place. Metaphors and mythology infuse this Wellfleet symbol with a richness like no other. Like finding precious pearls encased in lowly bottom-dwellers, it is possible to imagine extracting pearls of wisdom from otherwise messy situations. Not to forget, the promise of love inflamed by the aphrodisiacal powers of legendary oysters cannot be lightly dismissed. And so I pay homage to creatures of beauty, of inspiration, and of sustenance.
 

   
 
 
 

 

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