Apollo Magazine

10 celebrities who claim to be artists

Meet the musicians, actors and politicians who dabble in the arts

Finding Rocky (1975), Sylvester Stallone

Meet the multi-talented musicians, actors, politicians and celebrities who are as likely to be found painting a portrait as sitting for one.

Finding Rocky (1975), Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone

Gaudy reworkings of scenes from Sly’s films. A Rocky horror show.

View from Cadair Ifan Goch, by Ian ‘H’ Watkins

‘H’ from Steps

Surprisingly moody Welsh landscapes from a backing singer who is so irrepressibly cheerful onstage.

About Face: Sylvia Renard (2012), Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

Drawn ‘on the run’, Dylan’s pastel portraits are impossible to pin down. Their faces shift and smudge, like fuzzy memories. (See his work at the Butler Institute of American Art until 12 July)

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A photo posted by Miley Cyrus (@mileycyrus) on Sep 10, 2014 at 12:16am PDT

Miley Cyrus

‘I had a bunch of f—ing junk and sh–, and so instead of letting it be junk and sh–, I turned it into something that made me happy.’ A colourful affirmation of art’s potential to find beauty in chaos.

George W. Bush

Intimate paintings of his favourite dogs, and himself in the shower – nothing can quite prepare you for the former US president’s unsettling portrayal of domestic life.

Image source: www.castlegalleries.com

Ronnie Wood

Psychedelic celebrations of music and Mick Jagger: the ultimate fan art.

Shia LaBeouf

From A-list celebrity shenanigans to dangerous performance art events: LaBeouf’s career-path is an exact counterweight to Marina Abramovic’s.

Image source: www.princeofwales.gov.uk/features/watercolours

HRH Prince Charles

Prince Charles’s preference for watercolour, and of carefully composed empty landscape scenes, makes him one of the most accomplished 19th-century painters working in Britain today.

Boot Revisited, by Johnny Depp. (Image source: www.deppimpact.com)

Johnny Depp

Fiery portraits of friends, mentors, and the artist’s favourite boot.

David Bowie

Performance artist, painter, photographer, sculptor, surrealist, exhibition subject, living icon – Bowie’s got it covered.

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