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This Dad Painted "Starry Night" On His Bedroom Wall And It's Breathtaking

It looks SO close to the original painting.

Posted on May 20, 2017, at 1:34 p.m. ET

This is Sarah Andrak, an 18-year-old from Southern California, and her dad, Noel Andrak.


Sarah dreams of being an artist, largely due to her dad's influence.

"I always had an interest in art because my dad surrounded me with it my whole life," she told BuzzFeed News. "He'd take me to museums, discuss music with me, and draw pictures for me to color in when I was little. He always had drawings and pottery of his that he'd show me."

Noel grew up wanting to be an artist too. He even got a full ride scholarship to the Rhode Island School of Design, but turned it down because his dad was dying of cancer and he didn't want to move far away from him.

"He regrets not going, but never stopped creating art throughout his life," said Sarah.

On Thursday, Sarah got home from school and found her dad had painted THIS:


"My dad always liked Starry Night and had been wanting to paint it on his bedroom wall for months now," she said.

"I was in shock when I walked into his room and saw it almost completely done."

Sarah said he'd sketched out the design of "Starry Night" by Vincent Van Gogh the night before, but finished the entire painting in just one day.


"I expected it to be done in maybe a week, not a day," she said.

And this isn't the first time that Noel, who isn't a professional artist, has painted a wall, Sarah said.

"He turned my walls into the Bikini Bottom from Spongebob when I was a little girl, and later into a pixie forest because I loved Tinkerbell," she said. "He also painted his friend's son's bedroom walls to look like sand dunes because his son liked to ride quads.

After Sarah shared the pictures on Twitter, people were seriously blown away by Noel's artistic talents.

It looks so close to the actual painting !!!! 😭😭😍😍

vincent van gogh passed away in 1890, and was replaced by your dad. he is vincent van gogh himself

I don't know why I'm crying ?

A ton of people want him to paint their room.

can your dad come paint my room

So this is actually my fav painting of all time. I will pay him to do this on my wall.

And some just straight up want him as a dad.

does he need another daughter ?

Tell your dad I love him ❤️

Sarah said her dad is an inspiration to her as an artist.


"He always encourages me to create art, almost everyday, actually," she said. "He even painted the walls in my room white so I can hang my paintings up and my room can look like a little art studio!"

And one day, she hopes she can share her dream of a career in art with her father.

"Eventually, I'd like to open our own art studio," said Sarah. "He told me his dream is to see me in my own art studio by the beach."

"But I want him to be apart of it," she said. "He deserves to do something that he loves for a living since he's been so hard working his whole life."

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.