Saturday, September 19, 2009

Nothing New Under the Sun

I recently received a very upsetting email from an artist I had previously admired. She accused me of copying her work and of featuring her work on my blog without her permission.

The piece that appeared on my blog I had recently purchased and wanted to share with you. I gave her full credit for the work and promoted an exhibition she was taking part in. At NO point did I take credit for it - and nor would I. If I should have asked her permission, this was an honest mistake for which I have apologised.

Those who know me know that I have always strived to follow my own vision and I would NEVER plagiarise another artists' work.

I am sorry to strike such a serious note here but my reputation as an artist is of utmost importance to me. I am very upset by these allegations and wanted to put the record straight.


  1. Oh, that must have really upset you! How awful! Suzie. xxx

  2. I'm surprised that she wasn't happy for her work to be featured on your blog! How horrid for you, hope the week gets better.

  3. Corrine ~ An accusation like this can really knock the wind out of your sales and make you wonder whether making and blogging is worth it! You are a true lover of craft and someone who appreciates skill and beautiful things. You yourself thrive on making...don't let this 'blip' do you down. x

  4. That is a shame! I'd think that anyone would be pleased to have their work featured - especially as it was something you had bought & were clearly excited about & wanted to share with others.


  5. Thats unbelievable! Why can't people just be glad that their work is being seen and admired? Don't worry about it could have happened to any of us.
    Linda x

  6. Corinne, what a horrible experience for you, keep your head up and carry on with what you're doing, your work is gorgeous!! Yet another yummy Blog discovery ho hum, will I EVER get back in my art corner?? way too many distractions... M