• Michelle Obama gave her husband Barack Obama a golf-inspired artwork on Christmas
  • Valentino Dixon shared a photo of the artwork Michelle purchased for her spouse on Instagram
  • Several Twitter users praised Dixon's artwork and many of them were very proud of him 

Michelle Obama gifted her husband Barack Obama an artwork that reflected his favorite club-and-ball sport, golf.

The former first lady showed her thoughtfulness to her spouse when she picked a Christmas present for him. Michelle chose a golf-themed painting for Barack and the artwork was created by Valentino Dixon, who shared the news on Instagram.

"Happy Holidays everyone ,Michelle Obama purchased this Augusta National 12th hole 20x30 drawing for Barack as a Christmas gift, it was an honor and a privilege, God is good," he wrote.

Dixon's post received positive comments from his followers and supporters.

"That’s absolutely amazing and so cool Valentino! What an honor and what a lucky man Barack is to have a piece of your amazing work!! keep it going!" one commented.

"Great job! Merry Christmas to You and Your Family!" another added.

"That's awesome! Very proud to have the same drawing that the Obama's have!" a different user wrote.

"Dope am very proud of you and what all you have over came many blessings and merry Christmas," another fan commented.

"Congrats Valentino! You’re an amazing artist!" a fifth user added.

The present is memorable for several reasons. Barack enjoys golf and it was Dixon's first completed artwork as a free man.

Dixon spent 27 years of a life sentence in prison for a murder he didn't commit and was exonerated in 2018, Golfweek reported. He said his numerous golf paintings during his incarceration helped him keep going.

In a 2012 interview, Dixon opened up about the case and insisted his innocence. He also talked about how he ended up drawing golf courses despite not hitting a golf ball or setting foot in an actual golf course at the time. Apparently, his inspiration was a photograph of the 12th hole at Augusta National from warden James Conway who asked him to draw it for him. Also, he was already bored with animals and people as his subjects.

"I'd been getting bored with drawing animals and people and whatever I'd get out of National Geographic. After 19 years in Attica (N.Y.) Correctional Facility, the look of a golf hole spoke to me. It seemed peaceful. I imagine playing it would be a lot like fishing," Dixon told Golf Digest.

Michelle Obama and Barack Obama
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - OCTOBER 29: Former U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle close the Obama Foundation Summit together on the campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology on October 29, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. The Summit is an annual event hosted by the Obama Foundation. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images