Fabulous Fakes

My take on famous originals

This collection shows my own personal take on versions of some of the most famous masterpieces of the past – including paintings in tribute to Vermeer, Picasso, Modigliani, Gagnon, Van Kees, Van Gogh and Matisse.

The idea of creating paintings based on works by these masters was first suggested by a show, Fabulous Fakes, held in 1997 by the Art League of Hilton Head, S.C. – a group of which I was a member for 20 years.

All members were asked to submit one painting in the style of a master of their choosing, The works were auctioned off with great success.

The idea remained dormant, however, until I saw an exhibition at the Royal Academy of Art in London, England in 2001 – where I was particularly struck by Matisse’s Nu Rose.

I decided I could become a better artist by not just reading and studying the masters, but by actually having the nerve to paint them, copying the original as closely as possible, but using my own style, colours and brush strokes.

Vermeer-GrilWithWineGlass

Vermeer-GrilWithWineGlass

Cezanne-MountainsAndFarms-753

Cezanne-MountainsAndFarms-753

Cezanne-OceanView-1900-752

Cezanne-OceanView-1900-752

Cezanne-MontStVictoire-751

Cezanne-MontStVictoire-751

Cezanne-LakeAndMountains-1900-750

Cezanne-LakeAndMountains-1900-750

Renoir-TheSkiff-1708-746

Renoir-TheSkiff-1708-746

Klimt-TwoFigues-1913-745

Klimt-TwoFigues-1913-745

Kadinsky-Abstract-1924-746

Kadinsky-Abstract-1924-746

Vettriano-OnTheBeach-743

Vettriano-OnTheBeach-743

Matisse-CutOuts-Circa-1950-742

Matisse-CutOuts-Circa-1950-742

Klimt-Kiss-In-Mirror-1905-741

Klimt-Kiss-In-Mirror-1905-741

Matisse-CutOuts-740

Matisse-CutOuts-740

Matisse-CutOuts-1950-CutoutsOnCanvas-739

Matisse-CutOuts-1950-CutoutsOnCanvas-739

Matisse-CutOuts-738

Matisse-CutOuts-738

Matisse-CutOuts-737

Matisse-CutOuts-737

Vermeer-LadyMaidServantHoldingLetter-1667-736

Vermeer-LadyMaidServantHoldingLetter-1667-736

Vettriano-RoadToNowhere-735

Vettriano-RoadToNowhere-735

Matisse-CatAndFish-733

Matisse-CatAndFish-733

Matisse-StillLife-732

Matisse-StillLife-732

Matise-Abstract-730

Matise-Abstract-730

Matisse-BlueNude-729

Matisse-BlueNude-729

Matisse-BlueNude-728

Matisse-BlueNude-728

Matisse-BlueNude-727

Matisse-BlueNude-727

Matisse-BlueNude-726

Matisse-BlueNude-726

Matisse-StillLife-725

Matisse-StillLife-725

Matisse-BlueNude-724

Matisse-BlueNude-724

Vettriano-Mixed-723

Vettriano-Mixed-723

Vettriano-OnTheBeach-722

Vettriano-OnTheBeach-722

DaVinci-LastSupper-1498-721

DaVinci-LastSupper-1498-721

Picasso-DoraMaar-1937-717

Picasso-DoraMaar-1937-717

DaVinci-MonaLisa-1503-1519-716

DaVinci-MonaLisa-1503-1519-716

Munch-TheScream-1893-715

Munch-TheScream-1893-715

GrantWood-AmericanGothic-1930-714

GrantWood-AmericanGothic-1930-714

Modigliani-AnnaAkhmatova-1911-713

Modigliani-AnnaAkhmatova-1911-713

Lismer-ClearWinter-1916-712

Lismer-ClearWinter-1916-712

Manet-FestiveWoman-710

Manet-FestiveWoman-710

Manet-WomanOnSofa-709

Manet-WomanOnSofa-709

Matise-Fauvist-Style-708

Matise-Fauvist-Style-708

Picasso-GirlBeforeAMirror-1932-707

Picasso-GirlBeforeAMirror-1932-707

Matisse-WomanonSetteWithCatAndRedChair-706

Matisse-WomanonSetteWithCatAndRedChair-706

Manet-MatronlyWomanDressedToTheNines-705

Manet-MatronlyWomanDressedToTheNines-705

Manet-LinaWithInjuredArm-1878-704

Manet-LinaWithInjuredArm-1878-704

Manet-SailorAndGirl-703

Manet-SailorAndGirl-703

Matisse-StillLife-702

Matisse-StillLife-702

Manet-CoupleAtPerelathuille-1879-700

Manet-CoupleAtPerelathuille-1879-700

Monet-LakeAndChurch-699

Monet-LakeAndChurch-699

Monet-Lillies-698

Monet-Lillies-698

Monet-WomanAndUmbrella-697

Monet-WomanAndUmbrella-697

Picasso-ChildAndDove-1901-696

Picasso-ChildAndDove-1901-696

Monet-KidsInFlowers-1875-695

Monet-KidsInFlowers-1875-695

Monet-WomenInGarder-1866-694

Monet-WomenInGarder-1866-694

Monet-Olympia-1863-693

Monet-Olympia-1863-693

Renoir-MadamMonetAndChild-1872-692

Renoir-MadamMonetAndChild-1872-692

Vermeer-GirlWithPearlEaringx4-1665-691

Vermeer-GirlWithPearlEaringx4-1665-691

VanGogh-CafeTerraceatNight-1888-690

VanGogh-CafeTerraceatNight-1888-690

Matisse-LaFenetreATanger-1911-689

Matisse-LaFenetreATanger-1911-689

Monet-ParkBench-688

Monet-ParkBench-688

Matisse-Conversation-1908-12-687

Matisse-Conversation-1908-12-687

Klimt-RedHairedWoman-686

Klimt-RedHairedWoman-686

Matisse-YoungSailor1906-685

Matisse-YoungSailor1906-685

Matisse-Collioure-1905-684

Matisse-Collioure-1905-684

Picasso-WomanWithHat-1938-682

Picasso-WomanWithHat-1938-682

Monet-Lillies2-681

Monet-Lillies2-681

Monet-BoatAtSunrise-680

Monet-BoatAtSunrise-680

Monet-Lillies-679

Monet-Lillies-679

VanGogh-BridgeAtArles-1888-678

VanGogh-BridgeAtArles-1888-678

Klimt-SemiNude-1912-667

Klimt-SemiNude-1912-667

Picasso-DoraMaar-1955-676

Picasso-DoraMaar-1955-676

Picasso-LaMuse-1935-675

Picasso-LaMuse-1935-675

Picasso-ChildWithDove-1901-674-PROCESS

Picasso-ChildWithDove-1901-674-PROCESS

Picasso-ChildWithDove-1901-674

Picasso-ChildWithDove-1901-674

Picasso-Waiting-1901-673

Picasso-Waiting-1901-673

Manet-Blue-Venice-1875-672

Manet-Blue-Venice-1875-672

Klimt-MotherAndChild-671

Klimt-MotherAndChild-671

Klimt-670

Klimt-670

Vermeer-GirlWithPearlEaring-1665-669

Vermeer-GirlWithPearlEaring-1665-669

Manet-AtTheCafe-1878-668

Manet-AtTheCafe-1878-668

Klimt-MadaPrimavesa-1912-666

Klimt-MadaPrimavesa-1912-666

Modigliani-Collage2-665

Modigliani-Collage2-665

Vermeer-LittleStreet-1657-664

Vermeer-LittleStreet-1657-664

Klimt-LandscapeInItaly-1913-663

Klimt-LandscapeInItaly-1913-663

Klimt-MalceseneInLakeGarda-1913-662

Klimt-MalceseneInLakeGarda-1913-662

Klimt-ChurchInCassoneItaly-661

Klimt-ChurchInCassoneItaly-661

Renoir-TheTheatreBox-660

Renoir-TheTheatreBox-660

Renoir-TheSwing-1879-659

Renoir-TheSwing-1879-659

EmilyCarr-Indian-Church-1929-589

EmilyCarr-Indian-Church-1929-589

Kandinsky-1914-TheYellowHouse-657

Kandinsky-1914-TheYellowHouse-657

Hopper-Gas-1940-656

Hopper-Gas-1940-656

Modigliani-Alice-Renoir-2YountWomen-Coll

Modigliani-Alice-Renoir-2YountWomen-Coll

JackVettriano-BeachUmbrellas-1951-654

JackVettriano-BeachUmbrellas-1951-654

Renoir-DanceInTheCountry-1883-653

Renoir-DanceInTheCountry-1883-653

Klimt-PortraitOfaWoman-652

Klimt-PortraitOfaWoman-652

Klimt-Hope-1908-651

Klimt-Hope-1908-651

VanGogh-BedroomAtArles-1889-650

VanGogh-BedroomAtArles-1889-650

Klimt-LadyWithAFan-1918-649

Klimt-LadyWithAFan-1918-649

Renoir-DanceAtBouhival

Renoir-DanceAtBouhival

Manet-Waitress-647

Manet-Waitress-647

Manet-PlumBrandy-646

Manet-PlumBrandy-646

JackVettriano-BeachScene-637

JackVettriano-BeachScene-637

GustaveCaillebotte-Paris-Street-Rainy-Da

GustaveCaillebotte-Paris-Street-Rainy-Da

Renoir-TwoSisters-643

Renoir-TwoSisters-643

Picasso-GirlBeforeAMirror-516

Picasso-GirlBeforeAMirror-516

Manet-Balcony-644

Manet-Balcony-644

Vermeer-WomanAtPiano-1673-641

Vermeer-WomanAtPiano-1673-641

Modigliani-ChistinaAnd2BurgundianWomen-c

Modigliani-ChistinaAnd2BurgundianWomen-c

JackVettriano-Beach-Modified-638

JackVettriano-Beach-Modified-638

JackVettriano-BeachScene-637

JackVettriano-BeachScene-637

Klimt-EmilleFioge-636

Klimt-EmilleFioge-636

Manet-BrothersWife-1871-635

Manet-BrothersWife-1871-635

Hopper-634

Hopper-634

PaulCezanne-BoyInRedVest-633

PaulCezanne-BoyInRedVest-633

JackVettriano-Beach-632

JackVettriano-Beach-632

Matisse-Woman-631

Matisse-Woman-631

Monet-RedBoats-630

Monet-RedBoats-630

Klimt-Adelle-1907-629

Klimt-Adelle-1907-629

Matisse-Harmony-628

Matisse-Harmony-628

Hopper-TwoPuritans-627

Hopper-TwoPuritans-627

Modigliani-Collage-589

Modigliani-Collage-589

Matise-Boat-625

Matise-Boat-625

Manet-Olympia-622

Manet-Olympia-622

Manet-GareStLazare-1873-621

Manet-GareStLazare-1873-621

Monet-LadyWithAParasol-620

Monet-LadyWithAParasol-620

Matisse-PortraitOfLoretteInATurban-1917-

Matisse-PortraitOfLoretteInATurban-1917-

Matisse-Necklace-615

Matisse-Necklace-615

Matisse-CatAndFishInBowl-614

Matisse-CatAndFishInBowl-614

Matisse-WomanInPurpleCoat-1937-612

Matisse-WomanInPurpleCoat-1937-612

Matisse-HarmonyInRed-1908-611

Matisse-HarmonyInRed-1908-611

Matise-DanseuseDansUnInterieur-610

Matise-DanseuseDansUnInterieur-610

Hopper-SunlightsInCafeteria-608

Hopper-SunlightsInCafeteria-608

Hopper-CarolinaMorning-609

Hopper-CarolinaMorning-609

Hopper-Western-Motel-607

Hopper-Western-Motel-607

EdwardHopper-Yonkers-1916-606

EdwardHopper-Yonkers-1916-606

PaulCezanne-1898-1905-605

PaulCezanne-1898-1905-605

JackVettriano-Beach-604

JackVettriano-Beach-604

Hopper-CapeCodMorning-1950-603

Hopper-CapeCodMorning-1950-603

Hopper-NewYorkOffice-1962-602

Hopper-NewYorkOffice-1962-602

Vermeer-LadyWritingaLoveLetter-1665-601.

Vermeer-LadyWritingaLoveLetter-1665-601.

Vermeer-LadyInBlueReadingaLoveLetter-166

Vermeer-LadyInBlueReadingaLoveLetter-166

Vermeer-Love-Letter-1670-599

Vermeer-Love-Letter-1670-599

Vermeer-Young_Woman_With_a_Water_Pitcher

Vermeer-Young_Woman_With_a_Water_Pitcher

VanGogh-FishingBoats-Arles-1888-596

VanGogh-FishingBoats-Arles-1888-596

VanGogh-2-Lovers-On-The-Beach-595

VanGogh-2-Lovers-On-The-Beach-595

Vermeer-Young_Woman_With_a_Water_Pitcher

Vermeer-Young_Woman_With_a_Water_Pitcher

Vermeer-Woman-Seated-At-Verginal-1672-59

Vermeer-Woman-Seated-At-Verginal-1672-59

Vermeer-The-Lace-Maker-592

Vermeer-The-Lace-Maker-592

Vermeer-GrilWithaRedHat-591

Vermeer-GrilWithaRedHat-591

Vermeer-GrilWithaRedHat-590

Vermeer-GrilWithaRedHat-590

Modigliani-Collage-589

Modigliani-Collage-589

EmilyCarr-Indian-Church-1929-589

EmilyCarr-Indian-Church-1929-589

EmilyCarr-BlueSky-1929-588

EmilyCarr-BlueSky-1929-588

GeorgiaOkeefe-Radiator-Building-585

GeorgiaOkeefe-Radiator-Building-585

EmilyCarr-AutumnInFrance-586

EmilyCarr-AutumnInFrance-586

GeorgiaOkeefe-Flowers-585

GeorgiaOkeefe-Flowers-585

GeorgiaOkeefe-583

GeorgiaOkeefe-583

GeorgiaOKeefe-581

GeorgiaOKeefe-581

Renoire-By The Sea Shore 1883-564

Renoire-By The Sea Shore 1883-564

Vincent_Van_Goh_Starry Night_1889

Vincent_Van_Goh_Starry Night_1889

Kandinsky_Upwards

Kandinsky_Upwards

ToulouseLatrec_MoulinRouge_575

ToulouseLatrec_MoulinRouge_575

Monet_Railway_Bridge_at_Argenteuil_576

Monet_Railway_Bridge_at_Argenteuil_576

Kirchner_Street_569

Kirchner_Street_569

IMG_1608

IMG_1608

Kandinsky_MumauStreet_570

Kandinsky_MumauStreet_570

IMG_1614

IMG_1614

Hopper_compartmentC_572

Hopper_compartmentC_572

5Paintings1Canvas

5Paintings1Canvas

carol_TheLastDance

carol_TheLastDance

GeorgesBraque_Viaduct_571

GeorgesBraque_Viaduct_571

CottagesAndBike

CottagesAndBike

Kirchner-The-Street-569

Kirchner-The-Street-569

Hopper-Gas-565

Hopper-Gas-565

Renoire-By The Sea Shore 1883-564

Renoire-By The Sea Shore 1883-564

Cezanne-CardPlayers-563

Cezanne-CardPlayers-563

vettriano on the beach #560

vettriano on the beach #560

Manet bar at foiles #559

Manet bar at foiles #559

lawren Harris ice house #552

lawren Harris ice house #552

monet Normandy train #558

monet Normandy train #558

davinci Mona Lisa #561

davinci Mona Lisa #561

Monet-Poppy-Field-1837

Monet-Poppy-Field-1837

kandinsky-blueRider-554

kandinsky-blueRider-554

Monet-BridgeAtArgenteuil

Monet-BridgeAtArgenteuil

harris-mt. lefroy-#553

harris-mt. lefroy-#553

Jack vettriano the singing butler 555

Jack vettriano the singing butler 555

cezanne-card-players-#548

cezanne-card-players-#548

modigliani-jeanne-hebuterne-#550

modigliani-jeanne-hebuterne-#550

Harris-little house-#551

Harris-little house-#551

harris-ice-house-#552

harris-ice-house-#552

Klimt-TheKiss

Klimt-TheKiss

Klimit-Cats-001

Klimit-Cats-001

Klimit-Cats-002

Klimit-Cats-002

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Gagnon - yellow house - 1910

Gagnon - yellow house - 1910

# 537

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Vincent’s Yellow House  - 1888

Vincent’s Yellow House - 1888

# 536

Monet - The Magpie - circa 1897

Monet - The Magpie - circa 1897

#539

Modigliani Three Women - 1917

Modigliani Three Women - 1917

#540

Edoaurd Manet - Cafe Concert

Edoaurd Manet - Cafe Concert

#538 - 1878

Gagnon - Yellow House

Gagnon - Yellow House

#537

Nighthawks-Hopper

Nighthawks-Hopper

#521-1942

-girl with pearl earring-Vermeer

-girl with pearl earring-Vermeer

#511-1665

Chair and Pipe-Vincent

Chair and Pipe-Vincent

#524-1888

the little street-Vermeer

the little street-Vermeer

#512-1657

milkmaid-vermeer

milkmaid-vermeer

#526-1658

girl with pearl earring-Vermeer

girl with pearl earring-Vermeer

#513-mirror image-1665

three dancers-Picasso - 1925

three dancers-Picasso - 1925

#531

nu-rose-matisse

nu-rose-matisse

#230-1935

lake keitele-Kallela

lake keitele-Kallela

#520-1905

quebec village street-Gagnon

quebec village street-Gagnon

#519-1905

portrait of dora maar-Picasso

portrait of dora maar-Picasso

#514-1937

le reve-Picasso

le reve-Picasso

#515-1932

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jeune fille devant un miroir

jeune fille devant un miroir

Picasso #516-1932

Nighthawks -Hopper-1942

Nighthawks -Hopper-1942

#530

three dancers-Picasso - 1925

three dancers-Picasso - 1925

#531