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The Art of The Affordable Art Fair

The Affordable Art Fair has been running since 1996 and has helped art collectors buy affordable artwork from artists and contemporary art galleries for over 20 years.  Once again we will be joining the AAF team in Battersea Park and look forward to the creative smorgasbord of art which will be found at the show.

This spring we will be exhibiting at not one, but two Affordable Art Fairs AAF Battersea and…AAF NYC!

Beginning on our home turf in Battersea, London, we are excited to announce the artists which we will be featuring in our gallery at the AAF Battersea from 7th to 11th March.

Alvaro Petritoli

Alvaro invites viewers to envisage their own path through his elusive network of symbolic images which “spontaneously surface from my subconscious but they are also carefully planned in their execution.” Each piece emerges from a continuous process of layering, erasure and reprocessing to evoke something atmospheric and symbolic in nature.  To create this network of miniatures and images Alvaro employs a variety of approaches including paper laminating, alternative photographic processes, wax treatment alongside acrylics, oils and watercolour.

Mark Mackinnon

Mark uses his photography to explore the beauty of our surrounding landscapes but in doing so focusses on the physical qualities of the landscape itself and the qualities which have been influenced largely by humankind; felling trees, farming and gardening to name a few.  “I strive to include the marking of man’s intrusion into the landscape, and how he or his doings relate to the overall picture. I also enjoy a unique perspective in imagery that focuses on objects much as the human brain sees them in isolation.”

Henry Pitman

Henrietta has been lovingly painting seascapes and landscapes from her studio in West Sussex for sixteen years.  She is a self-taught artist and her hobby quickly became an obsession.  Using bold brushstrokes and a palette knife she creates dramatic artwork in a very defined style.  “Painting in a studio the work can become reflective of our own personal experiences. I hope I also convey the atmosphere and sense of place.  The sea has a huge influence on what I do, it’s rhythm and movement always being something I try and capture.”

Hetty Haxworth

Oxford born, Haxworth studied at the Glasgow School of Art and has exhibited widely in the UK and abroad. Her work has been shown at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, the Royal Scottish Academy and the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts.  The themes behind her work draw inspiration from landscape and coast lines, using the organic forms found on beaches and patterns found in nature.   “All the work plays with themes relating to harmony and the fleetingness of time, with composition, colour and light becoming the principle elements.”

After the London show, Milly will be jumping on the plane to cross the pond for the AAF NYC.  More to follow…