Mark Demsteader was born in Manchester in 1963. Although in his early stages of his life he pursued art, it was harder to be fully dedicated while in Manchester. He studied at Rochdale College and Oldham College and also has a postgraduate degree from Slade School of Art in London. While studying in Slade School, a gallery gave him a space to exhibit his work. In this first exhibition six pieces were sold. From then on his career is steadily advancing, having a solo exhibition with Panter & Hall in West End annually since 2004.
Demsteader has won several awards including The Lyceum Prize and The Sidney Andrews Scholarship. His main techniques are charcoal and gouache and his main theme are female forms. Emma Watson is his latest muse having created 34 paintings of her. His work is remarkable. This article presents his overall work. Enjoy.