8 celebrities who are surprisingly talented artists

From Emma Watson to James Franco, here are several artists who are drawn from the camera to the canvas.

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Pierce Brosnan paintings Pierce Brosnan paintings (Photo: Pierce Brosnan)

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Pierce Brosnan

Ask Irish actor Pierce Brosnan what makes him feel most alive, and painting will likely be one of the first things that comes out of his mouth.

"I paint in oils, I paint in acrylics," he told Origins magazine in 2013. "I paint figurative and landscape portraits. It’s all in my own kind of style. I’m self-taught. I was a commercial artist when I left school, but luckily I became an actor. I’ve painted for many, many years."

While Brosnan does not privately sell his artwork, he does routinely create pieces to donate to charity auctions. In a 2014 Reddit AMA, he announced that he was making plans to curate his work for a future gallery exhibit.

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