Celebrities live under a microscope. Yet some of them have managed to hide a secret talent. Well, maybe they weren’t hiding it, the media just chose to focus on other things about them.

Some of these people started painting before fame, some discovered art later in life. Some have been painting under a pseudonym for years and you might have heard of them already. For instance, Lucy Liu first started showing her work under the pseudonym Yu Ling in 1993 but is now exhibiting work under her real name.

We did a bit of digging and were amazed about how multi-talented some celebrities are. Our biggest surprise was perhaps Sylvester Stallone whom we usually imagine as Rambo, fighting hundreds of bad guys. Take a look at the list below and tell us, who do you think should give up their careers and become a full-time artist?

(h/t Aira Sesartytė)

#1

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson

michaeljacksonart Report

Hope Floats
Community Member
2 years ago

"The child in the corner" is quite telling... Great artwork.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#2

Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey

artnet Report

Geedee Gituma
Community Member
2 years ago

Can see his character in the top picture lol!... great work!

View more comments
#3

Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson

marilynmansonimages Report

Aahzmandus Pervect
Community Member
2 years ago

Not surprised at all.

Apollo
Community Member
2 years ago

Haha, yes it would be quite a shock if he painted flowers and kittens.

Load More Replies...
Asia
Community Member
2 years ago

Well I am no expert, but to me his paintings are the best ones shown here... Most of the rest are something anyone could create just to see what it's like to paint and not be bothered by it too much. Here I clearly see a concept and wery well executed vision (technically) that speaks to mee on a very deep level.

Chess Wizard
Community Member
2 years ago

Not saying his work isn't great, but art is subjective, and his isn't my favorite. I see just as much concept with many of the other artist on here as well.

Load More Replies...
Tony Moon
Community Member
2 years ago

Water color is not the easiest medium to get this level of detail on. Fantastic.

stellermatt
Community Member
2 years ago

dark and mysterious, ok, who expected puppy dogs and flowers?

Barbara
Community Member
2 years ago

Not THAT would be surprising :D

Load More Replies...
Janelle Kent
Community Member
2 years ago

I love his use of watercolours.

Amanda Cavanah
Community Member
2 years ago

Amazing art 💞

Azure Adams
Community Member
2 years ago

He has tons of artwork that have been featured in numerous galleries too. Very expressive water colors

layne
Community Member
2 years ago

such distinctly imaginative poignant dark & psychological visual memories are the type of creations which . for whatever reason or not, seem to leave a much longer trace and continue in the mind simply in their precise careful creation. rather than needing any reason, validation or acceptance from outside of itself; in the time it was given the gift of being.

Marta Lynn
Community Member
2 years ago

Reminds me of Oskar Kokoschka

Lois Pack
Community Member
2 years ago

Looks about right.

Sani Russ
Community Member
2 years ago

look like his portrait...

Juana
Community Member
2 years ago

Not a fan of his music, but quite like the paintings.

Luca Gotta
Community Member
2 years ago

The green old man is actually used as the label of his own absinthe

Kikka io
Community Member
2 years ago

I dont like him an is art is the same for my.

Susann Campbell
Community Member
2 years ago

Feelings from someone who needed help plus medication, lots of it.

Maureen Peters
Community Member
2 years ago

Still spooky!

Pete Meierdierck
Community Member
2 years ago

OD & Never came Back

Diane Herman
Community Member
2 years ago

I'd rather look at these than a Picasso.

Jason Hook
Community Member
2 years ago

Is this really secret? Mid-2000s, when he took a break from music, this is what kept him in the mainstream. One of his paintings was the cover art for one of his albums, and his paintings sold for pretty impressive sums.

Beth Moontree
Community Member
2 years ago

Shades of Bacon.

Panda Panda
Community Member
2 years ago

Again....just because a well known person does something, that doesn't make it great.

Eva Tervala
Community Member
2 years ago

He really is talented ! Wow.

Danish Dynomummy
Community Member
2 years ago

Amazing details... love those!

Cenk Karaferya
Community Member
2 years ago

This guy is a real artist...

lunagoth
Community Member
2 years ago

I have seen his other work and most of his works look like his make up

Lalita
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow MM is serious about art! O_O

Costina Kostin
Community Member
2 years ago

amayzing guy ...

Pamela
Community Member
2 years ago

I've always had a weird crush on him lol

Patti
Community Member
2 years ago

Love,love, love

Undead Soldier
Community Member
2 years ago

wow his work is amazing!!

Shay Hartless
Community Member
2 years ago

Love him.

Emma Knappe
Community Member
2 years ago

I LOVE HIM OMG <3

Gayle Bynum Cardosa
Community Member
2 years ago

me too. He's also intelligent and interesting to listen to in interviews. I dig his music as well.

Load More Replies...
Fayna Riedel-Bernabela
Community Member
2 years ago

Dark personality!

Tia Chouinard
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm totally seeing "Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark"

Lisa Zarafonetis
Community Member
2 years ago

Creepy as fck!!! :/

GrumpyCat7
Community Member
2 years ago

He should just give up his day job full-stop.

Amy Force
Community Member
2 years ago

over-rated. I wish he would just go AWAY. :P

Emelie
Community Member
2 years ago

wtf dude?

Load More Replies...
Kim Lorton
Community Member
2 years ago

Not sure what to think...

Melody Lanzatella
Community Member
2 years ago

It looks like he would paint for shit...and he does, NOT surprised. Cant he FINALLY just GO AWAY?????

Emelie
Community Member
2 years ago

Geez, bad night?

Load More Replies...
Agnew Dellinger
Community Member
2 years ago

Those painting's are what I would expect from him. Yawn. (certainly better than I could do though)

Simplicity
Community Member
2 years ago

His style of painting is as "dark" as himself. Pretty scary. But I believe he is a good human being indeed.

MITS Koala
Community Member
2 years ago

this explains everything

Sarjana Lastname
Community Member
2 years ago

water colorist, öööö

dixie dragon
Community Member
2 years ago

These look like self portraits

Pat Wooster
Community Member
2 years ago

Creepy.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#4

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp

deppimpact Report

GiveMeASloth
Community Member
2 years ago

He is my free celebrity pass if I ever meet him LOL

View More Replies...
View more comments
#5

Anthony Hopkins

Anthony Hopkins

anthonyhopkins Report

Max L.
Community Member
2 years ago

He's also a talented classical music composer, he made a waltz Andy Rieu directed in a concert, video here https://youtu.be/LSrPDH7Mq58

View More Replies...
View more comments
#6

Ronnie Wood

Ronnie Wood

ronniewood Report

Hope Floats
Community Member
2 years ago

The Jack Nicholson portrait is great.. Full of life and movement..

View More Replies...
View more comments
#7

Tony Bennett

Tony Bennett

tonybennett Report

Andi Sobek Cohen
Community Member
2 years ago

I have this print!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#8

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

bobdylanart Report

Shruti Naik
Community Member
2 years ago

wow. just like his dreams!

View more comments
#9

Pierce Brosnan

Pierce Brosnan

piercebrosnan Report

Shruti Naik
Community Member
2 years ago

damn that's sexy!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#10

David Bowie

David Bowie

veryprivategallery Report

Barbara
Community Member
2 years ago

Not surprised at all. Just listen to his music and look up pictures of him.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#11

Paul Simonon

Paul Simonon

paulsimonon Report

Michel M. Prins
Community Member
2 years ago

That is very impressive!

View more comments
#12

Lucy Liu

Lucy Liu

lucyliu Report

Daria B
Community Member
2 years ago

I was always fascinated by Lucy Liu. Don't know why. Although not in a way to be fangirling about her. But every time I see her on the screen or a photo, my brain is like "she's amazing!"

View More Replies...
View more comments
#13

Prince Charles

Prince Charles

princeofwales Report

J Budd
Community Member
2 years ago

It looks like Prince Charles is smoking a Spliff here. :-)

View More Replies...
View more comments
#14

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

Report

stellermatt
Community Member
2 years ago

a rose by a rose

View more comments
#15

James Franco

James Franco

treasongallery Report

Pull King
Community Member
2 years ago

My got the stallion is so adorable

View more comments
#16

Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra

deansandfranks Report

Ginge
Community Member
2 years ago

Frank Sinatra invented Pennywise?!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#17

George W. Bush

George W. Bush

bushcenter Report

Melissa Spencer
Community Member
2 years ago

He also paints portraits of fallen soldiers and gives them to the families.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#18

Steven Tyler

Steven Tyler

mouchegallery Report

Shruti Naik
Community Member
2 years ago

love them both! they're gorgeous!

View more comments
#19

Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney

Ruth Ward , paulmccartney Report

Karin Morris
Community Member
2 years ago

I don't like these, but I guess the fact that they make me feel creep makes them good art, cause it's only art if it makes you feel something

View More Replies...
View more comments
#20

Macaulay Culkin

Macaulay Culkin

Report

Jose Ramon
Community Member
2 years ago

When you're home alone.... (sorry)

View More Replies...
View more comments
#21

Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone

officialslystallone , Jim Smeal Report

Rebekah
Community Member
2 years ago

Now THIS one surprised me!

View More Replies...
View more comments
See Also on Bored Panda
#22

Paul Stanley

Paul Stanley

paulstanley Report

Sabrina Huber
Community Member
2 years ago

Well in fairness, he DID have all those years of painting his own face as practice...

View more comments
#23

John Lennon

John Lennon

johnlennonartworks Report

Hope Floats
Community Member
2 years ago

More of a doodler then an artist?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#24

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash

johnnycashstore Report

Tony Moon
Community Member
2 years ago

If this is representative of his art, I think I will stick to listening to his music.

View more comments