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Sport Carling Jackson: 'The Athlete Artist' Gives Sneak Peek At Kobe Bryant Painting

02:36  19 september  2020
02:36  19 september  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Carling Jackson is known as The Athlete Artist, but her work goes well beyond sports art. Jackson is currently working on a painting based on a never-before-seen photograph of Kobe Bryant as a child playing basketball in Europe. She plans to gift the painting to Vanessa Bryant once it's finished.

a group of people posing for the camera: Carling Jackson © Carling Jackson Carling Jackson

She's also focused on making an impact with her artwork and creating change. In addition to the Kobe piece, she's working on a painting of Justin Fashanu, the first European soccer player to come out as gay. He ultimately committed suicide and not many pro athletes have followed in his footsteps of opening up about their sexuality. Jackson is creating the piece to raise awareness of homophobia in European sports.

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"Being able to create change with my artwork is better than any kind of painting you could ever get," she says.

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Carling Jackson: 'The Athlete Artist' Reveals Sneak Peek At Kobe Bryant Painting ThePostGame.com ThePostGame.com Carling Jackson is known as The Athlete Artist, but her work goes well beyond sports art. Jackson is currently working on a painting based on a never-before-seen photograph of Kobe Bryant as a child playing basketball in Europe. She plans to gift the painting to Vanessa Bryant once it's finished. Related Stories:

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