She draws inspiration from historic painters such as John Singer Sargent, Anders Zorn, Mary Cassatt, and Joaquin Sorolla.
Ariana enjoyed working with director Ron Underwood and alongside stars like Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Michael Gross and the country singer Reba Mc Entire, and has especially enjoyed staying in touch with Reba.
Valentine “Val” Mc Kee (Kevin Bacon) and Earl Basset (Fred Ward) work as handymen in Perfection, Nevada, an isolated ex-mining settlement that contains only fourteen residents, among them Mindy Sterngood (Ariana Richards), general store owner Walter Chang (Victor Wong) and survivalist couple Burt Gummer (Michael Gross) and Heather Gummer (Reba Mc Entire).
Ariana is pleased that so many people have told her that Angus Bethune (Charlie Talbert) is a teenage boy living in Minnesota, who, despite his talents as a football player and in science class, holds deep insecurities about himself.
Since kindergarten, Angus has been regularly harassed by handsome Rick Sanford (James Van Der Beek), and his complacent cohorts, for not being “normal” due to being overweight and is, in their view, “named after a cow”.
To get ready for the dance, Angus gets help from not only Troy, but also his mother Meg (Kathy Bates), and his narcoleptic Grampa (George C. His grandfather tells him about a dance move called the Irish Swoon that he claims is a guaranteed lady-pleaser, but Angus fears that his largeness makes him an inept dancer and would embarrass both him and Melissa. In this case, when Ariana was asked by the producers if she knew how to jump on a pogo stick, she assured them she could jump with the best of them (though she had never even seen a pogo stick in her life!
) Giant worms are the monsters in this case, and between these giants of the deep and the tongue-in-cheek humor, this film has an almost cult following.
Eventually, tired of the abuse from Rick, Angus applies for a magnet school where he hopes to be free of the constant humiliation.
However, well aware of Angus’s feelings for Melissa, Rick rigs an election so that Angus and Melissa will dance together in the upcoming freshman Winter Ball as King and Queen, respectively.
Scores of media interviewers asked, “What can she possibly do as a follow up to her film career? Ariana is an award-winning artist, has been featured in many art magazines, and has already become one of the most celebrated young artists of our time, known among her collectors for her evocative figures and landscapes.