August 15, 2017
Throw this on your Today I Learned list: Jim Carrey is a painter. As you’ll no doubt see in the I Needed Color documentary, we’re not talking about a super successful Hollywood type that dabbles in something else with mild success, received mostly on the waves of their existing celebrity status. No. Carrey is good. As Carrey tells it in the mini-documentary: “I like the independence of it. I love the freedom of it. No one else tells you what you can or can’t do, most of the time. And there’s an immediacy to it.” Carrey’s been sketching since he was a kid, but he only started seriously painting within the last decade after a bad breakup. If we’re being completely honest, we have no idea how we weren’t aware of his penchant for the fine arts, but we’d be more than willing to hang one of his works in the home and the office.