The lives of ex-Presidents are as varied as the men who held the office. When President Bush left office I assumed he would settle down in his beloved ranch, write his memoirs, and become a quiet political power broker. It never occurred to me that George W. Bush would turn his considerable energies towards making art. But he has pursued this difficult craft in a measured and thorough manner. Here’s how he did it.
One day in early 2012, Dallas-based artist Gail Norfleet got an unexpected phone call from her friend, fellow artist Pamela Nelson. “She said ‘Gail, I have a student for you!’” Norfleet remembers.