George W. Bush's Paintings Are Indescribable, But Here's How The Ex-President Describes Each One


While we're over here worrying about the pullout of troops from Iraq, the fragile state of security in Afghanistan, and a continually soaring national debt, former President George W. Bush has been painting up a storm. Bush is channeling his inner Bob Ross in a new exhibit called The Art of Leadership: A President’s Personal Diplomacy at the The George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas.

The exhibit features Bush's interpretations of various world leaders like Russian President Vladimir Putin, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, and the Dalai Lama. According to Bush, painting has changed his life. He first took up art in 2009 using an iPad app, and then hired an instructor. The world first got a taste of his paintings — and then collectively mocked them — when a few were leaked last year, depicting Bush in the shower and taking a bath.

But what does George himself have to say about his art?

On his exhibit:

On Putin:

On his dad, former President George H.W. Bush:

On Tony Blair:

On his art instructor:

On other paintings of world leaders:

The Internet's reaction? Maybe he should've figured out this passion before he became leader of the free world.