The Affordable Art Fair returns to Temple Meads from 9 – 11 September, so we’ve compiled a who’s who of artists you won’t want to miss…

With over 50 UK galleries descending on Brunel’s Old Station for a creative extravaganza showcasing original contemporary work from 500 exceptional artists, all priced between £50 and £5,000, the 2016 edition of the Affordable Art Fair Bristol will once again present the perfect opportunity to build on a burgeoning art collection or start one from scratch. Here’s 8 of our favourite artists:

Than Chuong


Than Chuong is an important artist on the contemporary Vietnamese art scene who has attracted the attention of high-profile fans such as Bill Clinton. Having served as a bomb diffuser during the Vietnam war, Than spent his time between combat teaching art to fellow soldiers.

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Pictured: Self Portrait

Sean Alexander


Sean’s celebrity fans include Victoria Beckham, Lee Evans and Noel Gallagher. He also completed an abstract work for Paul Weller which was hung behind him at one of his Hyde Park gigs.

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Pictured: Let’s Make a Plan

Huw Richard Evans


Huw moved to Bristol in 1980 to study fine art before embarking on a career in landscape painting and fashion. Known as a couture designer, he is developing as an artist and has worked on commissions for ITV’s Broadchurch and the RNLI.

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Pictured: Evening Bouquet 

Fleur Deakin


Fleur strives to create a dynamic visual process; layering swathes of paper, paint, textiles, plaster and resin and tearing, carving, dissecting and reassembling a heavily textured visual maze. Fleur is represented by the Smithson gallery.

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Pictured: Spectral Bloom

Rosie Emerson


Rosie works almost exclusively on representing the female form. Her figures draw reference from archetypes old and new, from Artemis to the modern-day supermodel. Her screen prints use charcoal powder, ash and sawdust while her cyanotype works have seen her montage objects, with real-size photographic negatives, exploring the interplay between painting, collage and photography. Rosie is represented by the Smithson gallery.

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Pictured: Lyra

Jill Ricci


Jill finds inspiration in old walls layered with papers, graffiti, and text and re-creates this idea of layered time and decay in her work. Jill is represented by the Smithson gallery.

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Pictured: Water Palace

Anna Marrow


Anna studied fine art in Bristol. Most pieces begin as biro and ink drawings and are developed into collages before becoming screen prints. Anna makes surprising, humorous or alarming images by combining mundane objects and environments with exotic creatures and characters.

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Pictured: Lighthouse in Sagres and Big Pink Squirrel

Harry Bunce


Harry cites Hockney, George Herriman and Beatrix Potter as influences. His cool, sometimes somewhat sinister anthropomorphic animals – which have been described as ‘Beatrix Potter meets Tarantino’ – are reclaimed and reinvented, making us regard them with fresh eyes. Think beautiful badgers carrying shotguns and anarchist hares…

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Pictured: Avenger

Tickets for the fair start at a suitably affordable £3 (more on the door) and are available from affordableartfair.com

Images © Affordable Art Fair, Smithson Gallery & Rostra Gallery