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[ # ] Artist Paul Karslake on his painting that inspired Jack Sparrow
March 20th, 2007 under Johnny Depp, Paul Karslake, Pirates of the Caribbean, Rolling Stones


As many of you know Johnny Depp got the inspiration for Pirates of the Caribbean's Jack Sparrow from a painting he saw of Keith Richards by Paul Karslake. Karslake is the brother-in-law of Rolling Stones Ronnie Wood, and he is also an extremely talented painter.

When you look at that picture now, you can totally see Jack Sparrow and where Johnny Depp got his character from. So I asked Karslake what it was like to have created the painting that inspired Jack Sparrow and he had this say, "Having a character in a film as enormous as 'pirates' based on a painting created by me is just about the most fantastic compliment an artist can get, it has made me so much more confident as an artist and injected me with enthusiasm in what can be a very thankless and tough career."

A career that is made up of some of the most beautiful paintings I have ever seen of Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Twiggy and Robert Deniro to name a few. I forgot what classic beauty was all about until I saw his art. He also captured the essence of some of the most meaningful people of the 20th Century in a way I have never seen before. So check out his amazing talent at the Artisan Galleries website! I promise you will be as impressed as much as Johnny Depp and I are of his work!


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