Hunter Biden: 'The one thing I have left is my art'
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Hunter Biden is opening up about his new life as an artist, saying painting is “literally keeping me sane.”

The 50-year-old son of former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump endorses Ken Paxton over George P. Bush in Texas attorney general race GOP lawmakers request Cuba meeting with Biden For families, sending money home to Cuba shouldn't be a political football MORE told The New York Times in a profile published Friday, "For years I wouldn’t call myself an artist. Now I feel comfortable saying it.”

Hunter Biden says he took up painting more seriously following his brother Beau Biden's death from brain cancer in 2015.


The 2020 White House hopeful's son has been open about his substance addictions.

“I went through a really long period of addiction and I was at a point where I didn’t read, write, think," Biden said. "I don’t do things halfway. That can be a problem.”

The father of four — whose wife, Melissa Cohen, is pregnant with the couple's first child — uses layers of alcohol ink on Japanese Yupo paper to make his pieces.

Cohen, who tied the knot with Hunter Biden last year, called her husband's art “very abstract, sometimes very dark.”

“It draws a lot from nature," she said.

Hunter Biden's position on the board of Ukrainian gas company Burisma Holdings was at the center of the impeachment trial that ended in President TrumpDonald TrumpCuban embassy in Paris attacked by gasoline bombs Trump Jr. inches past DeSantis as most popular GOP figure in new poll: Axios Trump endorses Ken Paxton over George P. Bush in Texas attorney general race MORE's acquittal in the Senate earlier this month.


Trump had asked Kyiv to announce investigations into the Bidens, as well as unfounded claims that it was Ukraine and not Russia that interfered in the 2016 election.

There is no evidence to suggest that Hunter Biden or Joe Biden broke any laws.

While he largely stayed away from the spotlight during Trump's Senate impeachment trial, Hunter Biden said he's aiming to exhibit his work soon. Art, he told the paper, "is something I’ve taken seriously for a long time but hasn’t necessarily been for public consumption.”

“The one thing I have left is my art. It’s the one thing they can’t take away from me or conflate with anything else," Hunter Biden said.

Describing his artistic efforts as putting his energy towards "something positive," he said, “It keeps me away from people and places where I shouldn’t be.”