Long Description of 'Angelfish'

Creations Accessible Art Gallery at the Mental Health Association of Northwestern PA

An angelfish with thick stripes of orange and black explores the bottom of the ocean. Its thin, triangular-shaped body is formed by soft brush strokes of paint.

Deep blue bubbles reflect the light from above as they make their way to the surface of the water while the fish gazes at the viewer. Tall, wavy reeds of grassy green surround the fish and reach up to the top of the painting.

The scene allows the viewer to catch a glimpse of ocean life.

‘Angelfish’ is a watercolor painted by Sam Starocci during the Art Class taught by Daniel Toney at the Mental Health Association of Northwestern PA.

The Art Class is lead by Portrait Artist, Daniel Toney. The session Sam attended was held during 2004, on the premises of the Mental Health Association of Northwestern PA, 1101 Peach Street, Erie, PA. The objects were painted using ordinary props. The Art Class was highlighted by ‘Art Night’.

'Art Night' was organized jointly by Daniel Toney, Portrait Artist, and Shawn Tubbs. Shawn was then an intern completing graduate studies in 'Art Therapy' and is now in private practice.

The classroom with props can be seen here.

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