In the photo taken by the White House photographer Pete Souza, Bush shows off his paintings on an iPad on Air Force One to an impressive — and seemingly impressed — audience: first lady Michelle Obama; former secretary of state Hillary Clinton; Valerie Jarrett, presidential senior advisor; Susan E. Rice, national security advisor; Attorney General Eric Holder; and former first lady Laura Bush.
The group was on its way to Nelson Mandela's memorial service in Johannesburg.
"One of the big surprise stories of the last year is that George W. Bush has become a painter, and not just that — a very good one," writes Business Insider's Joe Weisenthal.
Bush showed off some of his paintings last month on The Tonight Show, including a portrait of Jay Leno.
"I love to paint," the former president told Diane Sawyer in an interview earlier this year. "Painting has changed myRead More »from Charming photo: George W. Bush shows off his paintings on Air Force One