Stolen painting: alert for illustrators and artists
Thanks to a fellow blogger, I was notified this morning that some blogger at WordPress is publishing my painting as her own on her blog.
I checked this out and could not believe my eyes: not only had she created a copy of this painting, but had a nerve to attach some kind of her signature to it, as well!
I published this painting on my blog last July:
and added it to my Fine Art America painting site:
I was preparing these paintings for a show, so I painted more on one sheet and later separated.
This is how I attached the finished paintings to wood panels, and they were ready to go to the art show:
Here is the blog address of the thief:
If you check out “My paintings” (that’s where my chaffinch appears, too) and “My drawings”, you would notice how different all of these paintings and drawings are, they look no way as one artists works. I guess, there may be more art which does not belong to A. Cvetkoska.
If you see a painting which belongs to somebody you know, don’t be lazy and please contact these artists, as well.
It says under “About” on this blog the following:
A.Cvetkoska is a young girl who express the way she feels trough her paintings. She lives in Ohrid and studies at a local high- school.
Is that terrible or what? It’s great that many young and old people are willing to learn draw and paint, but some of them obviously don’t want to spend any time on this. It’s much nicer and easier just to receive compliments.
Well, I’m not aware how to deal with this copyright infringement, however, I’d appreciate somebody lets me know if WordPress can be notified in such cases. I will make a note on Facebook, as well, and tweet this stuff.
Why is this not acceptable? It’s not only the bitter feeling that somebody takes credits for your hard work, but obviously prints of paintings can be sold from any site.
It is already the second occasion recently when I find my art under somebody else’s name. Well, I don’t like that, but the only way here is probably to either photograph art so that it cannot be used for re-sale or place the watermark all over. I used to apply only small watermark at the bottom, and it didn’t help. She just cut it off.
Please contact me if you have some suggestions. I would really appreciate that.
I just found out that the purple bird is painted by Dean Crouser. My guess is, she copied everything from Pinterest.