Robbie Williams has joked He is swapped a wild Lifetime of “cocaine and strippers” for painting abstracts in his storage.
The earlier Take That star has given up his earlier vices and has settled down Collectively with his spouse Ayda Area and their 4 youngsters.
After spending years battling psychological well being factors together with melancholy and nervousness, Robbie, 48, says He is finally found solace in artwork.
He informed The Occasions newspaper: “It Was cocaine and strippers – now It is colouring in. I’ve carried out The identical factor now for 30 years – album, promo, tour … (however artwork) has led me to be A particular particular person.”
Robbie went on To elucidate how painting in his storage helps him calm his inner monologue, which he dubs “Radio Rob”, and has given him peace.
He added: “I might undoubtedly say I spend A lot of time not having to Deal with Radio Rob. It’s safer for me to be out right here doing this than It’s being in tright here (in my head).
“I do not assume I spend any time Inside the exact world. But I am going to say this: I am happier and extra glad than I’ve ever been.”
Robbie has collaborated on his artwork with inside designer Ed Godrich They typically have said they typically go Proper into a “meditative” state wright hereas They’re painting to a soundtrack of Annie Mac’s DJ models.
They At the second are displaying off their work in public.
The Williams Godrich exhibition launched at Sotheby’s in London on Thursday (12.05.22) and options 14 gadgets. One painting, titled Beverly, purchased final month for £40,000 – double its unique estimate.
Hugo Cobb, A up So far artwork particularist at Sotheby’s, informed The Guardian: “Robbie and Ed Check with the work as a household Of labor.
“They are all created Inside the identical seen language. But Everytime you stand in entrance of them, you see They’ve A particular character. Every picture undoubtedly has A partworkicular seen temper.
“Coright herence, ambition and authenticity are the three factors I Think about As quickly as I stand in entrance Of these works.”
The exhibition runs at Sotheby’s in London till 25 Might.