I'm sure many of my followers will recognise one of my favourite hares, the above painting, which was painted in aid of the David Shepherd Wildlife Fund. I was thrilled when this painting was not only accepted as a finalist for the annual David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year exhibition at the mall Galleries in London. But because it sold, raising funds for what I believe to be a fantastic charity.
So imagine my surprise today when I read an email from a kind supporter this morning, who forwarded a link showing that my painting is being sold as a design on tea towels, without my permission. No one has contacted me to ask if the painting can be used. To be honest I was initially in complete shock.
But now I have contacted the company and I am waiting with interest their explanation as to why they are selling my art violating copyright laws.
I will follow up this blog post with their reply.
There is a lot of art on the site so possibly other artists may find their work has been copied too.
Please check this link
I would be interested in any comments please.