‘Show Me No More..’- Venus Williams Opens Up About Getting Overwhelmed Due to Her ‘Emotional’ Pastime

Published 12/08/2023, 10:18 PM EST

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Tennis stalwart and Serena Williams’ famous sister Venus Williams, the world’s former number-one loves to collect art pieces and has built an excellent personal collection of paintings. Recently she started her jewellery venture with Reinstein Ross intending to make daily wear fashionable items for people. Not to mention her successful brand, EleVen. Now, she gets candid about her journey into art giving her fans a brief glimpse of her leisurely passion.

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Venus Williams, who has shown brilliance on the court, showed her love for art when she welcomed guests with Pace Gallery to celebrate and enjoy the beauties of Miami Art Week. However, the journey of balancing professional tennis and a love for the arts wasn’t truly easy for this tennis legend. Now she finally opens up about the struggle!

Venus Williams revealed the challenges and motivations behind her unique art collection

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When a journalist asked Venus Williams about how she made such an amazing collection of artworks, she seemed open and candid about it.  She said-“In the beginning, I just bought what I loved. I didn’t know a thing. A lot of it happened organically, and it wasn’t until years later that I started to realize that these were incredible, amazing, and important artists at times.”

Venus Williams also revealed an interesting term called Tennis Ball Fuzz. She said that due to attending many matches and tournaments, Venus couldn’t attend many art fairs, which at times caused her depression. She commented-“Along the same token, too, there are things you don’t acquire because—I like to call it “tennis ball fuzz;” I was playing tournaments and matches, so I just forgot to do it. It was just a few months ago that I finally got over it because then you go, and you walk the art fairs and you’re like, “I had a chance left, right, and center. Whoa, I’m so depressed because of the things that I could have done.”

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However, Venus Williams assures fans with a positive ending note. She added-“But now I’m fine. For me, buying art is very emotional. Actually, I’m done for this year because I expended a lot of emotion. I’m like, “Show me no more art. My emotions can’t handle it anymore.” I’m gonna start again in 2024, which is basically in a few days.” 

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How did tennis star, Venus Williams get introduced to the creative art world?

In this same interview, Williams went more candid revealing how was she initially introduced to the world of art. Venus mentioned that it was a Design School from Florida that sent her an invitation to pursue a design course when she was 18. Venus Williams also admitted going to the fashion school but her love for design was natural. That is what made her a pro even before her fashion school.

She said- “ was about 18. It was addressed to me from a school in Florida. I think they were just trying to find students, and I was on that list. I was like, Oh my god, I want to go to design school. I always loved design, but it was always subconscious. I had already gone pro for a couple of years.”

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Venus Williams’s off-court life truly motivated people a lot. Along with being a great tennis star, Venus Williams showed equal brilliance in arts and aesthetics. After all, legends are like Midas, they can turn anything into gold with their touch. What do you think about Venus Williams’s ming blogging collection of art?

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