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From Potter to Picasso: Emma Watson's Stunning Self-Portrait Surfaces

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Emma Watson's self-portrait. Credit: emmawatsonfan.net

Emma Watson is apparently just as handy with a paintbrush as she is with a wand.

A self-portrait of the "Harry Potter" star has surfaced that showcases her artistic talent.

In the colorful painting, Watson is shown pointing a camera at the viewer and looking at them with a glassy yet inquisitive gaze. After more than a decade of being swarmed by cameras due to the colossal success of the Potter franchise, perhaps she wanted to show people what she experiences every day of her life.

In a 2011 Vogue interview writer Amanda Foreman referenced Watson's exception talent with a brush.

In the interview Foreman recalls taking a tour through Watson's home. Foreman wrote, "As Emma takes me on a tour of her house, the extraordinary depth and breadth to her talents become obvious. Every room is framed around a beautiful artifact — a piece of furniture or fabric picked up at a flea market in Paris or Los Angeles — and her artworks show that she can both paint and draw exquisitely. One picture stands out: It is a self-portrait of Emma holding a camera. The lens is aimed menacingly at the viewer, like the barrel of a gun, a neat illustration of what we had just experienced at the Tate."

Foreman confirmed to Yahoo Celebrity that this particular portrait was the one she wrote about in 2011 and was painted by the "Bling Ring" actress.

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The Harry Potter star enjoys several different art forms. Credit: Getty Images

The British starlet's interest in art is nothing new. In 2013, Watson told Marie Claire U.K. that she enjoys many forms of art, but has never published her writing. "I paint and I draw and I write and I do other things too, and recently some people at school were asking if I'd ever publish any of my [written] work. But I almost feel like I would have to publish it under another name because there's a definition of me out there that feels kind of stuck in the moment when it was formed. I was 15 or 16 then, and I'm now 23."

The "Perks of Being a Wallflower" actress also experimented with designing her own clothes collection in 2011 with Alberta Ferretti called Pure Threads and posed for a series of portraits for artist Mark Demsteader the same year.

Based on her artistic proclivity, we'd venture to guess that Watson could have a long career as a painter if she ever decides to ditch the bright lights of Hollywood.

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