An aspiring young contemporary artist has hit the concourse of London St. Pancras station to capture still life scenes for public entertainment. Usually the reserve of independent musicians, Rosie Emerson set up home in the popular busking spot ahead of the Affordable Art Fair which launches in the capital this Thursday.
Instead of a guitar Emerson was armed with a canvas, easel and a life model to help her ‘perform’ to some 100,000 commuters as they made their way to work on Monday. The £205.40 made during her busking session was donated to the Affordable Art Fair’s chosen charities; Caring for Courage and Keats Community Library.
Speaking of her performance, Emerson commented: “I loved seeing all the surprised looks from people rushing to work when confronted with an artist and a life model busking. Why should busking be limited to musicians? I think my artistic interpretation turned heads and got people talking!
“I'm looking forward to displaying my work at the Affordable Art Fair and delighted to have raised so much money for worthy causes whilst having such fun.”
MD of the Affordable Art Fair, Nicky Wheeler, added: “Rosie brightened up a grey and rainy morning for commuters and we hope she has inspired a few people to pick up a paintbrush or start up an art collection of their own as a result.”
Emerson is one of hundreds of artists whose work will be on sale to the public at the Affordable Art Fair, taking place in Battersea Park from Thursday 25 October to Sunday 28 October and Hampstead Heath from Thursday 1 November to Sunday 4 November.