The 66-year-old Texas resident specializes in “portraits of dogs and arid Texas landscapes,” according to the mag.

A former aide tells the publication, “I find it stunning that he has the patience to sit and take instruction and paint.”

Bush and wife Laura are owners to at least two four-legged friends, Scottish terriers Barney and Miss Beazley.

Bush spoke of his passion for creating canines with the stroke of his brush, telling a crowd at a fundraiser over the summer he’s “kinda stuck” painting pups. The Daily Beast wrote that Bush joked, “I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks.”

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