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Former President George W. Bush has been gaining attention in the media recently for his work as a painter, a hobby he has recently taken up while still in the shadows after his controversial presidency.
The former president has been taking up private painting classes from Bonnie Flood, an artist from Cumming, Ga.
Flood told Fox Atlanta, “He has such a passion for painting, it's amazing. He's going to go down in the history books as a great artist."
According to CBS News, Flood spent a month working with Bush in Boca Grande. Unsure how to refer to the former U.S. Commander-in-Chief, she settle on “43,” the moniker that he attaches to all his finished paintings and which most likely refers to his place in history as the 43rd president of the United States.
The most notable of Bush’s paintings is a memorial of his Scottish terrier Barney, who recently passed away.
Flood told Fox Atlanta, “He started off painting dogs. I think he painted 50 dogs. He pulled out this canvas and started painting dogs, and I thought, 'Oh my God, I don't paint dogs!'"