Accused by his mother of killing his father, renowned artist Joey Feldman turns tragedy into triumph.
Joey talks about his life, from stealing the family silverware to fuel his habit to his father dying in his arms, to his mother’s cancer treatments; his story is filled with amazing ups and downs. He talks about his recent past when he moved in with his girlfriend, Mo: “I was painting restaurants, doing decorative faux finishing to make ends meet. I was miserable I was in a spiritual prison. She said, ‘You're not drawing anymore - you’re miserable.’ She gave me $100 and sent me to the art store. ‘I want you to draw every day and put it on Facebook. Really commit to it.’”
His influencers, Ralph Steadman, Picasso, Francis Bacon, his fiancee, and his cat keep him going, working, and drawing. Joey now has a line of pens, sketchbooks and ink, and his prints are available for purchase. “I was on fire, I’m still on fire.”
Relationships, vulnerability, creativity, and mistakes: nothing is off the table.
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