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From grand foyers in luxury villas to dining rooms in well-visited country clubs, Don
Kettleborough's paintings and murals have provided the focal point for many homes
and public spaces.
Kettleborough received a BS in Education from Northern Illinois University and an MA
in Painting from Bradley University. For 16 years he was a high school art instructor
and also taught college art seminars. After those years of juggling academia and my
own creative energies, I made a decision to devote all my efforts to creating art in
various forms, says Kettleborough. These forms have included paintings, wall and
ceiling murals, and even greeting cards.
Kettleborough is a master of trompe l'oeil, or fooling the eye. I have transformed bare
walls into highly decorative baroque mantelpieces and fireplaces, beachfront views,
gardens complete with trellises, and even the Everglades environs. Larger than
life-sized tropical birds fly through a country club, fancifully dressed monkeys parade
across a ceiling, and tropical foliage abounds in the foyers of majestic residences,
compliments of Don. I also enjoy portraiture and am honored that Eureka College
commissioned me to paint a portrait of Nancy Reagan for their permanent collection.
Kettleborough has exhibited one-man shows at art galleries in Florida and Illinois. In
addition to Eureka College, Westinghouse Communities Corporate Collection has also
collected his works.
Click on the images to the right to see the enlarged versions of Don Kettleborough's