Jim Carrey has entertained his for decades in his acting career, but apparently, he’s an avid artist… which he chronicles in this new documentary, titled I Needed Color.

The 55-year-old actor has been drawing since he was a child, but in 2011, while dealing with some deeply-rooted personal issues, he picked up a paintbrush.

In I Needed Color, Carrey delves into his pastime as a an artist.

“I like the independence of it. I love the freedom of it,” Carrey explains. “No one else tells you what you can or can’t do, most of the time. And there’s an immediacy to it.”

Watch the six-minute documentary short above, where Carrey talks about his artistic impulses, while showcasing some of his work.