Michelle Kettle is a visual artist from Loughshinny, Co. Dublin
She attended the National College of Art and Design and upon graduating in 2009, moved to Melbourne, Australia, where she began her career as an oil painter (despite having originally studied ceramics).
After twelve years she and her family moved back to Ireland and now reside in Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan.
"I've been fortunate to move my practice into a beautifully renovated studio in my new home town of Carrickmacross. Having this space has really invigorated my work and I am so grateful to have a studio that I can walk to every day.
In Melbourne, my practice had been primarily based around the depiction of architecture.
With the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, my work inevitably delved more inward and my subject matter shifted to painting still life which I could orchestrate and arrange to my advantage."