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Hunter Biden opens up on sobriety, says he paints 8 hours a day: 'It is my meditation'

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Hunter Biden said he paints for eight hours a day as a form of mediation, describing his love for art as a miracle he found when he was newly clean and sober.

President Biden’s son spoke to Moby on his podcast “Moby Pod” about his love for painting in the second part of a two-part interview with the musician.

The interview was released the same week Hunter Biden made a rare public statement outside the Capitol, bucking House investigators requests for a closed-door deposition as part of Republicans’ ongoing impeachment inquiry.

“I paint at least eight hours a day, which I love,” he told Moby. “It is my meditation. It is that space of freedom between stimulus and response, and the reason why I produce as much as I produce is because it is a burning need to stay on the canvas, stay focused on the canvas.”

Biden said he finishes at least 50 paintings a year, pointing to his works in the Georges Bourgeois Gallery in New York.

“I never intended for this to be a commercial enterprise, but I met George far before my dad had even announced that he was running — wait, no, he had already announced, but no one thought that he was going to go the distance,” Hunter Biden said.

He said he has painted his whole life, adding, “If I had my druthers, I would be an artist and then, you know, life interrupts those kinds of dreams for some people.”

Hunter Biden said he was newly clean and living in California with his wife, Melissa, when he started seriously painting again. Moby and Hunter Biden are friends who met through recovery.

“The miracle was, is that it was the answer and it had been in front of me forever,” he said. “I was so broken that literally I finally got to choose the life that I never had the strength or the courage to choose for myself before.”

“I pick up a paint brush and I start and it’s really amazing,” he said.

In the first part of the interview, Hunter Biden told Moby that Republicans are trying to kill him to destroy his father’s presidency. On Wednesday, he called out the House GOP for having “no shame” amid their probes into him.

“For six years, I’ve been the target of the unrelenting Trump attack machine shouting. ‘Where’s Hunter?’” he told reporters. “Well, here’s my answer. I am here.”


Source: The Hill

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