Former President George W. Bush Puts Dogs on Canvas
Not much has been seen of former president George W. Bush, the Texas governor who is also the son of another former president, George Herbert Walker Bush.
Now his brother Jeb has revealed in New York Magazine that Bush has become an artist in his retirement from political life, choosing to paint dogs as well as landscapes of his home state of Texas.
Many insiders have expressed surprise that the formerly hard-charging president has the patience to sit all day at an easel.
“I find it stunning that he has the patience to sit and take instruction and paint,” a former aide told the magazine.
But one close aide who requested anonmymity suggests that Bush likes his new solitary activity just fine because he was never really much of a people lover and has become almost agoraphobic in his senior years.
When Bush left the presidency, he had one of the lowest public opinion approval ratings ever, having left the country mired in mounting debt and being the individual responsible for the U.S. entry into assorted Middle East conflicts.