I was informed that an entry to a local 'Open Art' Competition was a direct copy in acrylics of a photograph of mine.
The painting was for sale.
I went to the Gallery , showed them my print & they removed the painting immediately.
Now, how do I find out the 'artist' who copied it ?
There is no doubt that this is almost a 'painting by numbers' copy & not a very good one at that!
I know the name of the artist,but, citing 'Data Protection, the Gallery is unable to give me any more details.
I obviously want to contact the 'artist' to request payment for Breach of Copyright.
The stupidity - someone copying a picture by a local photographer, then entering it in a local competition and thinking that I wouldn't find out about it!
Would I be able to 'lean' on the Gallery at all?
Have 'Googled ' for the name but this is an amateur so no web site.