EmmaWatson.com has recently updated to let fans know of an exciting new exhibition opening up in London featuring none other than Emma herself! Painted by renowned British painter and life artists, Mark Demsteader, the “Emma” collection is comprised of 34 portraits of varying mediums – charcoal and gouache drawings, ink paintings and oils – and is currently on sale with 10% of all the proceeds going towards CAMFED International, a charity chosen specifically by Emma, which endeavours to educate young womena and children in Africa.
The entire collection, and their prices, can be viewed here online at Panter & Hall Gallery, and will also be featured in their London showgalleries, starting from June 15th; the paintings can also be viewed here in the galleries.
Emma on the collection: “There is a gallery in Oxford that I used to look in after school which exhibited Mark’s work”, says Emma. “His paintings were always my favourite. For my 21st birthday I decided to contact Mark to buy some of his work. When he asked if 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.”
“I am really excited that Mark said he would support CAMFED International with this exhibition, too. They are a great charity doing an amazing job educating girls in Africa.”
Mark on Emma and the collection: “It has been a wonderful privilege to work with Emma on these images. The idea behind them is to make a collection to celebrate Emma’s birthday. I wanted to capture a moment in time, and by making each piece a quick snapshot, I hope to capture Emma as she reaches 21. In some way I hope these works celebrate Emma in what she has achieved already, and in all the many possibilities to come.”