Beyonce has a career as an artist ahead of her if she ever tires of making music, according to pal Alicia Keys.

The Crazy in Love hitmaker stunned guests at a paint party Keys threw for her art collector husband Swizz Beatz by showing off her watercolour skills and the hostess is convinced the R&B superstar could make a living selling paintings.

She says, "We had canvases everywhere and you did whatever you could - even if you could only splat paint on it... There was something so cool about that for people. Jay (Jay Z) and B (Beyonce) came... Beyonce's actually a really beautiful painter."