Ross Watson's superb portrait of singer Tina Arena now resides in the permanent collection of the Gold Coast City Art Gallery, a public museum in Queensland, Australia.
Arena, who is one of Australia's highest selling female artists, has previously declined to pose for painted portraits, but told Watson when she first saw his portrait of Stephen Fry, she knew the time had arrived.
The singer joins Watson's high profile subjects including Matthew Mitcham, The Hon. Michael Kirby, Jake Shears and Francois Sagat. Arena is celebrated in France, having been awarded a Knighthood of the Order of National Merit by President Nicolas Sarkozy in 2009.