Irish artist, Colin Davidson's portrait of German Chancellor Angela Merkel has gone viral thanks to it being placed on Time Magazine's cover for their 'Person of the Year' issue.
The painting was inspired by photos and footage of the German leader, having never met her in person, which is in contrast to how he usually paints an individual.
Time invited him to paint one of the most powerful and influential women in the world and the Belfast-born artist told the BBC that it was, "something you don't turn down."
"I'm sitting in my studio looking at the actual painting, and to see it reproduced on the cover of Time at this time of year and online worldwide is a remarkable thing, Davidson said"
Hoping to convey her sense of leadership, empathy and compassion, he worked for six solid weeks to produce the work.