While searching for images, I came across this one by Susie Ray, who has been a copyist for more than 25 years. Her work is so similar to the original even experts can’t tell the difference all the time. What is interesting about the copying of images in her case, is that there are a demand for them, mostly by museums who use them when the original work is being cleaned, restored, or loaned. Susie profits off the copies and her paintings have hung in galleries when the real painting was on loan. What makes copying interest for her, is that she asserts that its important to not have a style of her own but must look like the original artist. She doesn’t sell her paintings to buyers who are not aware that it is a copy before purchasing. She adhere’s to strict copyright laws which permit copying 70 years after the original artist has died. According to this information, I believe the copying of paintings increase the value of the originals and at the same time doesn’t decrease the value of the copy.