Top 10: Best artworks by prolific painter, former President George W. Bush [SLIDESHOW]

It sucks when prominent former American leaders’ personal e-mail’s get hacked, because it is an invasion of privacy and all that stuff.

However, without someone hacking into former President George W. Bush’s e-mail, the world might never have been introduced to his passion project: painting.

Earlier this year, a few of Bush’s paintings were leaked, but Gawker recently obtained more of the weird yet charming artworks of George W.

Here are 10 of his best pieces so far.

(Also, note his badass signature on each painting: “43” — because, you know — he was the 43rd president.)

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  • Finally, a portrait of the late beloved Barney Bush who once resided at the White House.
  • This is an interesting painting of an old house, in a skewed, Van Gogh-like sort of way.
  • What is better than one sleepy dog? TWO sleepy dogs! Especially when one is a corgi.
  • Sometimes, dudes just like to play golf. This must be captured in paint.
  • Here is a still-life of a bowl of grapes.
  • Bush is apparently self-reflective during bath time.
  • Here is W in action, reportedly painting a church near the Bush family compound in Kennebunkport, Maine.
  • Now THAT'S a Texas sunset.
  • It is said that Bush's favorite subjects to paint are dogs of all varieties.
  • Is this a zebra or a horse? It doesn't matter. Use your imagination.

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