Former US president George W Bush has unveiled a series of his own paintings of world leaders he met while in office.
Portraits of Vladimir Putin, Tony Blair, Hamid Karzai and the Dalai Lama featured in a special segment on NBC's Today Show presented by his daughter Jenna.
The ex-president said he had been inspired to take up painting by Winston Churchill's post-politics activities and was showing off his latest works to encourage visitors to his Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas.
"I hope he likes it," said Mr Bush. "I like it because it conveys a compassionate person and a strong person and a reliable friend."
"I met with him a lot during the presidency. I got to know him very well," he said.
"We had a good relationship throughout. It became more tense tense as time went on.
"Vladimir is a person who in many ways views the US as an enemy, although he wouldn't say that."
He also repeated an anecdote about how Putin mocked Barney, the Bush family dog.
Putin told president Bush that his own hound was "bigger, faster and stronger than Barney."
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"I like the painting I did of dad. It was a joyful experience to paint him. I painted a gentle soul.
"I tried to convey a sense of strength and kindness.
"I didn't dare show it to him because mother would see it. There's no telling what she would say."
Video report by ITV News Washington correspondent Robert Moore: