As a 21st birthday present to herself, Harry Potter star Emma Watson contacted her favorite painter, Mark Demsteader, to inquire about purchasing one of his pieces. But to her surprise, Demsteader asked if Emma would pose for him! Watson, who was recently named the new face of Lancome, is now depicted in 34 new paintings by the artist.
There is a gallery in Oxford that I used to look in after school which exhibited Mark’s work… When he asked if he could paint a series of paintings of me, I was a bit nervous about the idea at first but obviously incredibly flattered – it was an opportunity I couldn’t turn down. I am Mark’s biggest fan and I am hugely grateful.
The pieces will be on display at London’s Panter & Hall Gallery next month and ten percent of all proceeds will go to charity.