The concept of the Affordable Art Fair is simple – you don’t have to be a millionaire to buy art, you just need to know what you like and with all the art on show priced from £40 to £4000, there really is something to suit all budgets.
With the return of the well-established and popular Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park, this weekend. Turner Barnes Gallery from Chelmsford have been selected to exhibit for the sixth consecutive year.
Whether you are an experienced collector or brand new to buying art, you’ll be spoilt for choice with 110 national and international galleries under one roof, bringing paintings, photography, sculpture and editioned prints for you to enjoy.
Brownhill asks Turner Barnes Gallery to share news about some of the artists it will be exhibiting at this year’s fair…
Sarah Scotchman will be exhibiting at the Affordable Art fair for the first time. Living and working in Chelmsford, Sarah has participated in the Chelmsford Arts Trail and has work displayed in businesses and homes around the area. This week sees the launch of the breathtaking Silkscreen edition hand finished prints this week in London and in November the collection is to be shown at the Art Fair in Singapore.
Simon Kirk, a Leigh-on-Sea based artist, is showing for the third time in London. He has had great success with his work at the New York shows and has been accepted into the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition for the last two years, both times selling his art on the opening night. He really is one to watch as this is an accreditation to both him and his work to becoming a collectable artist.
Ben Allen has been extremely busy not only preparing a great new collection for the Art fair this week but he has been commissioned by Jamie Oliver to cover the walls of the new Fifteen restaurant in Cornwall. The wall is 11 x 5 meter in size. Ben designed and painted on site to create an amazing visual for all the restaurant-goers.
The gallery are also showing Unseen Warhol photographs by Steve Wood. After the launch of the collection in consecutive shows each side of the Atlantic, New York and London, the collection has been touring around the globe at various pop-up events. Turner Barnes Gallery is proud to be one of the chosen galleries fortunate enough to show and sell this collection.
Other Artists exhibiting with Turner Barnes Gallery are, Natasha Barnes from South Africa, Mike Chavez from Australia, Dom Pattinson (hugely sought after with celebrity collectors) and Jason Keeley, the artist responsible for the brand identity for the BBC News at 10.