George W. Bush's art teacher says he'll "go down in the history books as a great artist"

Bonnie Flood spent a month teaching the former president to paint and says his passion for art is "amazing"

Published March 8, 2013 8:54PM (EST)

After a hacker shared emails that revealed former President George W. Bush likes to paint portraits of himself in the shower, Fox 5 in Atlanta has followed up with a very special report from a woman who spent one month teaching him how to paint. "He picked it up so quick, it was amazing, actually," says Bonnie Flood. The prolific dog painter ("He started out painting dogs, and I think he said he's painted over 50 dogs," said Flood) is "going to go down in the history books as a great artist."

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By Prachi Gupta

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