Manchester-based artist Mark Demsteader is known for his take on figurative art, including his series of portraits with actress Emma Watson. Having spent countless hours drawing and studying the human form, he has developed his own style. Mark depicts the female form in bold and pure lines, yet filled with feeling.
I was first introduced to art by a school trip to the Louvre in Paris as a young child, it was my first visit into an art gallery and was astounded to see these paintings on the walls, I haven’t looked back since.
What is your most important artist tool?
My hands, I use them to paint with more than I do a brush.
I find inspiration in many places, I like an undercurrent of melancholy which I find in music or film and art history. I also like the idea of beauty being temporary and that nature gives but ultimately takes back.