Portraits of Dame Nellie Melba

I had the absolute privilege of digitally painting two portraits of the legendary Dame Nellie Melba for the 160th anniversary of her birth. To celebrate her lifelong achievements, I created one portrait as "The Prima Donna" (when she was a rising superstar in the opera scene) and one as "The Grand Dame" (in her later years at the height of her international influence). All jewellery and clothing in these portraits are based on real items that she owned.

Portrait of Dame Nellie Melba in her younger years

The Prima Donna

Portrait of Dame Nellie Melba in her later years

The Grand Dame

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All art © Jessica Cruickshank unless otherwise credited.

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