After exploring all things arty on Hampstead Heath over the weekend, we’d forgive you for feeling a little blue. Here at Affordable Art Fair HQ, we know the post-fair feeling well. But don’t despair - if you’re regretting not snapping up that abstract piece, or you can’t get an emerging artist out of your head, you haven’t missed your chance to discover affordable, contemporary art. With the help of our online shop, you can browse, buy and collect art straight from the comfort of your own sofa. With a range of styles, sizes and budgets, it couldn’t be easier to filter through artworks online - so even if you couldn’t join us over the weekend, we’ve got all your creative needs covered. And for those who fell in love and want to continue their collection, you can even follow your favourite galleries and artists online, so you’ll be first to hear when new works are available. Contact our art experts, research artists and browse the collection - it’s almost like we’re back on leafy Hampstead Heath.
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If you spotted Margaret Ashman’s stunning prints on paper at the fair, chances are you’ll have fallen in love with her unusual, ethereal artworks. With its subtle pink and yellow hues and innate simplicity, it’s a perfect way to add a little colour and contemporary style into your interior, without dominating a room.
Perhaps your home feels a little crowded, and you’re looking for a touch of minimalism to calm the mood? If so, add Anne Gournay’s soothing, naturalistic prints to your wish-list. Exploring ideas of intimacy and loneliness in the modern world, and including a range of motifs taking from nature, Gournay’s quiet, soulful mini-landscapes will add a little serenity to your space.
For those looking for an injection of colour this summer, Elaine Turnball’s mixed media piece merges bright, abstract blocks of colour with fine lines and a sense of sea-side nostalgia. Drawing together a wide range of influences, from Scottish landscapes to simplistic, child-like forms, Turnball’s Cornish landscapes will brighten up any sleepy interior in no time.
If you tend to play it safe, but fancy giving your interior an edgy uplift, then investing in a quirky sculptural piece is a great way to experiment with styles and subject-matter at home. For something a little different, we love Amanda Popham’s whimsical characters - great talking-points and instantly recognisable, they’re effortlessly imbued with a sense of imagination and story-telling.
If you’re searching for a hard-hitting, blockbuster piece to fill a large space, a bustling, busy canvas may be just what you need. Juli-Anne Coward’s work teems with life and vitality, making it an ideal counterpart to a room crying out for some warmth and colour. Inspired by the towns of the Mediterranean, you’d be forgiven for hankering after one of these wonderful cityscapes after spotting one at the Hampstead fair - check out more of her collection now online.
Maybe you’re looking to give your interior design a more modern focus? If so, then photographs are an ideal way to give your home a contemporary edge without breaking the bank. Tim Hall’s documentary-style portraits, inspired by the romance of 19th century travellers, are rife with mystery and intrigue that combines poignant subject matter with pops of bright tones. If you’re looking to build a collection, investing in emerging photographers is a great starting point too.
Top tip: If you’ve fallen in love with an artist, but can’t see a piece of work that fits the space you had in mind, follow the gallery and artist on our online shop to be the first to know when new works become available.