Professional sports stars are required to have a lot of talent in order to reach the highest competition, but it seems like most of them are talented in different areas rather than just their athletic abilities.
No matter how talented our favorite athletes are in their sport of choice, they tend to surprise us with some incredible passion or talent completely different from their career path. In today’s article, we will focus on sports athletes with hidden artistic talents.
Art is one of the best ways to express emotion and since athletes work with high-budget, and a lot of free time after they retire, most of them try to awaken their inner artistic spirit.
Let’s find out which sports stars have some amazing artistic talents.
We start the list with a former soccer player with some exceptional artistic abilities. Daniel Agger is currently a Danish professional soccer coach after he retired as a player from the Danish 1st Division as well as Liverpool where he played as a central defender.
The Liverpool center back is known for having many tattoos on his body each with different meanings. However, nobody expected that the love for tattoos will make him peruse a tattooing career.
Yes, that’s right. Daniel is a certified tattoo artist who at the time promised his entire team tattoos if they win the Premier League.
Now we move to American football in the NFL where a former American Canadian football quarterback is making some artistic moves. Unfortunately, Marinovich never became one of the all-time NFL passing touchdown leaders, since he was suspended many times for drug consumption.
He eventually settled down and started using his talents for good. He decided to express his emotions through art. He uses his knowledge of sports to draw some impressive art pieces that are on the same level as professional artists.
His collection is really impressive, and he continues to showcase his artistic skills to this day. You can his website with his art pieces here. .
Serena Williams is an American professional tennis player that has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles. What’s interesting about Serena is that she has many hidden talents apart from her incredible tennis skills. She is also a fashion designer, philanthropist, movie producer, and painter.
She took painting lessons in Paris before the French Open and in 2013 debuted her Expressions series of paintings that got a lot of attention. Her love of art doesn’t stop there. She also has a trophy and an art room full of impressive collections from world-renowned artists.
Larry Johnson is a former American football National Football league player. Throughout his career, he has played college football for Pen State University after joining a few top teams in the NFL like Kansas City Chiefs, Cincinnati Bengals, Washington Redskins, and Miami Dolphins.
Now that he is retired, he spends most of his spare time pointing pop art and has made quite an impact in the art world. He inspired man people who use photography, not to ‘capture’ images but to make pictures that reveal the underlying social strata of the culture.
Ernie Barnes was a former American professional football player who became an accomplished artist. He is well known for his unique style of elongated characters and movement. Ernie Barnes played for the New York Titans, San Diego Chargers, and Denver Broncos back in 1964.
After retiring from football, he started perusing his passion for art and made quite a career out of it. In fact, he was a more accomplished artist than a professional NFL player.
He also collaborated with other artists and has designed album covers for artists like Marvin Gaye and B.B. King. All of his paintings are vibrant a with exceptional attention to detail, which is impressive since there are a lot of things going on.