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Flattwo
10-13-2004, 07:16 PM
Hello

I was thinking the other day that I have heard a high percentage of Singers/Actors/TV Celebs/Dancers paint as well......are we all the same, is there an artistic gene out there? although I cant sing lol

Please post a link to any famous persons websites you know of.......I will start with Tony Bennetts

Benedetto Arts (https://tonybennett.com/benedetto_arts.php)

http://www.tonybennettart.com

Regards

Flattwo

Europa
10-13-2004, 07:22 PM
How about our very own Prince Charles.

http://www.belgraviagallery.com/WorksBy20PRINCEOFWALES.htm

and Nelson Mandela

http://www.belgraviagallery.com/WorksBy10MANDELANELSON.htm

Seems there are quite a few celebs on this belgravia gallery site.

Pat

Flattwo
10-13-2004, 07:27 PM
Great links Pat...thanks

I wonder if Prince Charles sings :D

Henry

Maddie M.
10-13-2004, 08:00 PM
There's Jane Seymour. She mentioned her painting during a recent TV interview.

http://www.janeseymour.com/jsart.asp

I bet you are going to get a lot of responses, Henry.

-- Maddie

Flattwo
10-13-2004, 08:02 PM
Good one Maddie :) ...I like her work

Thanks

Henry

Starsprite
10-13-2004, 09:11 PM
Wow....I love Jane Seymour's work!!! Tony's is not too shabby either as is Prince Charles!! Not to crazy about Mandela's though. :D

Here's a cool link to a John Lennon site talking about his art.

http://www.lennonart.com/lennonas.htm


Also John Mellencamp has a book out with his artwork in it. Here is a link that shows one of his paintings that is for sale.

http://www.askart.com/artforsale/forsalecontact.asp?no=45360&image_no=19806

This is an interesting thread Henry. :)

Flattwo
10-14-2004, 07:30 AM
Patty...thanks for the link

Henry

Sylvielu
10-14-2004, 10:38 AM
Here's one of Tony Curtis, actor and father of Jamie Lee Curtis.

http://www.tonycurtis.com/

And here's one of Billy Dee Williams. You probably remember him from Star Wars and Lady Sings The Blues.
http://www.bdwworldart.com/

artmom
10-14-2004, 11:21 AM
Here's one for the art of Red Skelton, one of my favorite comedians:

http://www.lewisbond.com/skelton.html

Thanks for starting this thread, Henry!

Lyn

Flattwo
10-14-2004, 11:41 AM
Hello Sylvielu and Lyn...these are excellent, you really get to know the person behind the public front when you view their Art

Thanks for posting

Henry

CharM
10-14-2004, 12:41 PM
Sir Winston Churchill...

A few of his paintings... (http://www.painterskeys.com/clickbacks/pick.asp)

Flattwo
10-14-2004, 02:26 PM
Winston was good, dont you agree?

Churchill once said something like....."When in Heaven I'm going to devote a sizeable portion of my first million years to painting"

Thanks Char

Henry

Nandie
10-14-2004, 03:42 PM
Here's a few celebrity artists & photographers for you:

Gary "Radar O'Reilly" Burghoff (http://members.aol.com/ArtByRadar/)

Richard Gere (photography) (http://www.faheykleingallery.com/featured_artists/gere/gere_frames.htm)

Art for Heart's Sake - hand-drawn cards by various celebrities (http://www.malibutimes.com/malval/extras/quiltc.htm)

Joni Mitchell (painter) (http://www.jonimitchell.com/DiaryDecade/art.htm)

Richard Chamberlain (painter) (http://www.richard-chamberlain.com/)

Toller Cranson (painter) (http://www.tollercranston.com/)

The late Linda McCartney (photography) (http://www.temple.edu/photo/photographers/mccartney/lindaintro.html)

Flattwo
10-14-2004, 05:47 PM
Thanks Andrea

Radar was a favourite of mine in MASH

I am now convinced that if you can paint, you can sing/act/dance/play an instrument/write...etc etc....not all at the same time of course :D

Henry

Nandie
10-14-2004, 11:10 PM
I am now convinced that if you can paint, you can sing/act/dance/play an instrument/write...etc etc....not all at the same time of course :D

Henry

Henry, I'm sure they are all connected in the same part of the brain. I also sing, write, play several instruments, and loved to act in high school. The painting evolved much, much later! I'm sure most of the artists on WC have other talents as well.

Felica Keech-Smith
10-16-2004, 11:44 PM
Andrea... I noticed that you mentioned Richard Gere. Did you also realize that in many of his movies he's playing the piano? I read the credits of the movie Pretty Woman and he was listed as not only the performer, but the composer of the piece he plays in the closed bar/cafe towards the end of the movie. (I was pleasantly surprised by this fact.

And, funny, I've done almost all of the same things you've done in life. (Actually played the lead in a musical my last year of highschool. It really was fun.)

Felica

Pars
10-17-2004, 12:08 AM
I was actually surprised when I learned that one of my favourite actors also had other artistic talents. Anthony Quinn will always have a special place in my thoughts as the magical "Zorba." Here (http://www.alexaquinn.com/tribute.html) you can see some of his work below.


And like Andrea said we often have several creative interests. I've studied acting, performed on Broadway (for a brief minute :evil: ), write furiously, mostly poetry, and have had a few pieces published in art journals and love to sing--mostly contralto :cat:

Flattwo
10-17-2004, 11:43 AM
Hi

Thanks Felicia and Pars, I like Anthony Quinn as well, he painted a bit like Picasso, his sculptures are excellent

Henry

maltman
10-17-2004, 01:24 PM
What about Ron Wood of the Stones?

www.ronniewood.org

His stuff is worth a look see.

Starsprite
10-17-2004, 03:24 PM
Wow!! Thanks for that link Malty!! I had no idea Ron Wood painted. His site is really set up well and interesting too. I like Beggar's Banquet the best I think and all the portraits of the Stones he did. Hmmmmmm...maybe I should go up on stage with the Stones next time they tour, would be a thrill! :D

Flattwo
10-17-2004, 08:06 PM
Thanks Maltman

As we are in theat era with the stones...how about Paul Mccartnet paintings?

http://www.siegen-wittgenstein.de/kultur/pmc/indexb.htm

Flattwo

Starsprite
10-18-2004, 03:09 PM
How about actor Gene Wilder?! I couldn't find a link that showed any of his paintings though. I did find a link to his biography that tells about he and his latest wife both love to paint with watercolors. I always knew Gene was cool! :D

http://www.genewilder.org/literature_tvguide200011.php3

maltman
10-18-2004, 08:22 PM
I believe Billy Dee Williams (of Star Wars [The Empire Strikes Back] fame) took up acting to pay for art supplies.

Check this out

http://www.bdwworldart.com

pampe
10-21-2004, 08:40 PM
this is a surprisingly interesting thread :)

bookworm1
10-27-2004, 07:24 PM
The late actress Gloria Stuart was an artist. Right after the movie Titanic came out, (she played the old Rose) she was getting a lot of press. She did an interview and they briefly showed a wall of her paintings -- I think they were mostly florals, and they were beautiful! I have been searching for info. on her work ever since. If anyone has any links or clues, please respond.

Fairy
10-27-2004, 10:32 PM
Viggo Mortensen
http://www.viggochronicles.com/ArtandBooks/Art.html

nnelson1
10-28-2004, 08:48 AM
This site by rock star David Bowie, always seemed kinda cool.
http://www.bowieart.com/


Not only does it feature some of his work, it also is a showcase for up and coming artists and art students.

Neat idea.

Cheers,
Nick

thetech
10-28-2004, 09:56 AM
Okay, well you have all managed to make me extremely jelouse :envy:

Not only do they have fame and fortune, but they have talent too!

I would settle for just one of the three...

But I got none of them,

Life aint fair!!! :crying:

But a very interesting thread though!!! :D

Flattwo
10-28-2004, 01:23 PM
Hi

Bookworm...I tried but also could not find anything on Gloria Stuarts paintngs

The new links are terrific, My sister has eyes different colours like Bowie, one Blue, one Green, everyone comments on it

Flattwo

nnelson1
10-28-2004, 03:48 PM
Interesting about your sister.
My ex-sister in law had the same thing, although hers were natural unlike Bowie's which were the result of a school fight.

Flattwo
10-28-2004, 05:30 PM
Hi Nelson

I did not know that about Bowie :) my sisters eyes are natural as well, unless of course she fought at school :D

Flattwo

Arnold Lowrey
10-29-2004, 07:35 AM
Anthony Quinn was a giant of an artist.
His work was wonderful
Arnold

Flattwo
10-29-2004, 07:58 AM
Hello Arnold

I agree, Anthony Quinn was a very talented Artist indeed, here is a link to some of his work

http://www.artbrokerage.com/Apopads/quinn.htm

Thanks

Henry

Flattwo
10-29-2004, 08:10 AM
Hello

Here is an interesting link

This is the website of Lord Bath, who paints, he is a very eccentric and unusual painter, great character, have a look, I'm sure you will find it interesting!

http://www.lordbath.co.uk/

Flattwo

wayfarer
10-29-2004, 01:18 PM
Apparently Henry Miller was also a watercolorist too.

I love the quotes about painting from Winston Churchill. Truly inspirational.

Chris

Flattwo
10-29-2004, 02:09 PM
Hi

Thanks Chris

Here is a link to Henry Miller's work

http://www.coastgalleries.com/miller/collection.php?newpage=0001000400080001&cid=miller-centennial-prints&PHPSESSID=959259b19fced384425b6a453a46a5c5

Flattwo

mr sandbanx
11-01-2004, 12:09 AM
A million years ago, my mother was nuts about this guy. Took me three weeks to remember his name. Toller Cranston. He was a Canadian icon of sorts, in his day, Olympic figure skating medallist and all that. I found his web site and his stuff is really quite amazing:

http://www.tollercranston.com/newartwork.html

Flattwo
11-01-2004, 04:27 AM
Chris

Thanks for the link, I like this guys style

Henry

maltman
11-01-2004, 10:18 PM
..and then there's always Prince Charles

http://www.princeofwales.gov.uk/gallery/awa_index.html

Flattwo
11-02-2004, 07:45 AM
Hello

Thanks Maltman...Chic's not bad eh?

Henry

Mz_Sketch_Pad
11-02-2004, 11:10 PM
i've always believed there's a link between painting, singing, writing, and acting- They're all the fine arts

btw- i can sing- i've been told i have a beautiful voice by more that 1 person
i write poetry, i play the viola and i paint

i bet if we did a poll it would be shocking how many members have other talents

Flattwo
11-03-2004, 05:29 AM
Sketch Pad

Ah but Sketch, the point is can you do all of the above simultaneously :evil:

SeriouslyI would love to hear you sing!

Henry

WthrLady
10-08-2012, 04:50 PM
http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/life/2002-08-14-celebs-painting_x.htm

seedy
10-08-2012, 05:20 PM
Going way back are we?
http://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&sqi=2&ved=0CCoQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.peterfalk.com%2FArtPF.htm&ei=EENzUMS8Dce30QHUnoCIBQ&usg=AFQjCNHeHxhlcpzWv6Nr2BnwjyxRYt2pLw&sig2=UexJcvr8ALs8gqGvWZ_DvA

MtLookout
10-08-2012, 06:07 PM
Old thread...new angle...

Bob Dylan
Jerry Garcia
Martin Mull

laudesan
10-09-2012, 01:17 AM
A lot of these links no longer work

pumkin54
10-09-2012, 07:56 AM
My job has me dealing with a lot of interviews with people in the entertainment industry. (No, I don't do the interviews.) A few actors were artists before they even started acting. Norman Reedus (http://vimeo.com/5193885) comes to mind because I've been watching The Walking Dead recently. ;) He still does contemporary art installations and exhibits, etc.

Painting aside, I noticed that many actors also have an interest in music. Many of them are in bands and even consider the band their priority and main focus. Hugh Dillon (http://www.myspace.com/hdrc) from Flashpoint, Christian Kane (http://christiankane.com/discography/house-rules) from Leverage are two that I can think of off the top of my head. And of course Jared Leto with his band 30 Seconds to Mars, Keanu Reeves' band Dogstar, River Phoenix's band Aleka's Attic, Jennifer Love Hewitt. And of course many singers cross over into acting, such as Mandy Moore, Rihanna, Beyonce. It's curious that there's this specific link between acting and music. Maybe part of it is that they both entail donning a somewhat different persona while also expressing oneself artistically. They're both acting in a sense.