DISNEY TREASURES COLLECTION: FIRST DANCE
ABOUT THE IMAGE: Inspired by the Walt Disney Animated Classic The Beauty and the Beast.
ABOUT THE MEDIUM: Each Treasures On Canvas Collection Features stunning Limited-Edition artwork by many of your favorite artists. All titles are released in limited editions of 1500 and arrive beautifully gallery-wrapped and come complete with a Certificate of Authenticity. Officially Licensed artwork by Disney.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Paige O'Hara is widely known as Disney's heroine, Belle, in the critically acclaimed, Oscar-winning animated film Beauty and the Beast.
Paige’s love of painting began when she was a child. Her father was an architect – so drawing and painting was very much a way of life. Although Paige found much success with her singing, painting was always her escape. Much of her time was spent studying and learning from the masters – Turner, Sargent, Da Vinci – and although she does not have formal training, her years of practice are evident. When she first moved to New York, she helped support herself by selling her works on the street. As her stage career flourished, she painted for herself.
Most recently Paige was seen in Disney’s new DVD release of Peter Pan singing Richard Sherman’s never recorded ballad Neverland and appeared in the feature film Enchanted. Paige continues to record various projects for Disney and was seen as “Soap Star” in the long running hit “Menopause The Musical” which was featured at the Luxor in Las Vegas.
ABOUT THE FILM: Beauty and the Beast is a 1991 American animated musical romantic fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The film is based on the 1756 French fairy tale of the same name by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, and ideas from the 1946 French film of the same name directed by Jean Cocteau. Beauty and the Beast focuses on the relationship between the Beast, voice of Robby Benson, a prince who is magically transformed into a monster and his servants into household objects as punishment for his arrogance, and Belle, voice of Paige O'Hara, a young woman whom he imprisons in his castle. To break the curse, Beast must learn to love Belle and earn her love in return before the last petal falls from an enchanted rose or else the Beast will remain a monster forever. The film also features the voices of Richard White, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers, and Angela Lansbury.