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Artist Spotlight, Native Californian, Donna Butnik.

Native Californian, Donna Butnik, has been inspiring others with her unique art for over forty years. Star Motors is thrilled to host her works in the shop gallery. From oil and watercolor, stained glass, and mask making to paper maché, murals, pottery, silk screens (serigraphs) and animation, Butnik has delighted art lovers and the community at large with her melodic style of art. Her favorite method of painting and teaching is the drip method using enamel house paints, originally inspired by Jackson Pollack, using house paints with sticks to drip on the canvass.

Butnik’s painting techniques enable her to reach subconscious levels of imagery. She achieves this effect by dripping the paint on, rolling it around and developing the images that emerge. Her paintings and silk screens of still life’s, landscapes and people are all extensions of her unique and colorful view of this world.

“My inspiration is drawn from my dreams, models and nature surrounding me. My best creations are when the painting paints itself. I just stand out of the way; and let the drips turn into a visual melody.”

Come by Star Motors’ Gallery to enjoy the paintings and perhaps take one home!


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