Portrait of J.K. Rowling Unveiled
The picture below, depicting Jo during her years before the Potter series, will be hung at the National Portrait Gallery today in London. Artist Stuart Pearson Wright painted the artwork and had this to say about his interest in the author:
I was drawn to Jo principally because of my admiration for a woman who can successfully combine motherhood and a creative career.
Jo told me that she had been drawn to my work because of the tiny paintings that I had done of a family of people with red hair.
She confessed to sharing a fascination for people with red hair, which any readers familiar with the Weasley family in the Harry Potter books should not be surprised about.