America has found our latest Van Gogh.
Like all great leaders, there has to be a point of inspiration. His name is W. The former President has effectively caught the “Me Too Syndrome.” This is an America outgrowth to having so much time on one’s hands that you research online and learn a new skill or craft. In this case it is a President becoming a painter. The problem with the Art of Leadership featuring former President George W Bush and his oeuvre is fairly simple. If a foreign leader fails to find his works interesting or inspiring, Bush may not be able to prevent an international crisis. Of course he cites not just Wikipedia but other known leaders for his inspiration – notably Winston Churchill.
Hats off though to his 2 year old journey into the fine arts. Bush will follow extraordinary talents who have simply picked up a skill and excelled. Van Gogh only spent the later part of his life painting. At the opposite age spectrum one can consider the journey of Alexandra Nechita.
Her family immigrated to America when she was 1 1/2 because of Romania’s dictatorship. Her subsequent success as a world renown fine artist – not only earned her the title “Petite Picasso” by age 8 – but allowed her to influence countless others since her debut in the 9o’s. To date, she has sold millions of dollars worth of her works. And her leadership may indeed be a reason that individuals like Former President Bush had the insight and courage to mix a tube and create.