“I thought I was special, but now I’ve found she’s been plagiarizing around!”
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but what’s a girl to do when she finds she’s not the only one being flattered? This is what happened to UK artist Nancy Farmer, extensively ‘flattered’ by Florida ‘artist’ Wendy Marani. Nancy’s friends found Wendy so interesting they took to the internet, to find out what else she had been up to. They uncovered a sorry tale of broken hearts and empty promises.
let’s remember the original fling Wendy had with Nancy’s Medusa:
There were more, but this is Wendy at her most ‘flattering’. ‘It is kind of edgy but that is me‘ claims Wendy. Well now it seems there is more to Wendy than meets the eye. Her multi-faceted character is just as happy lounging on the Australian beach with a certain Mr Gerard Kearney as cosying up with Nancy’s Medusa. Here is another of her ‘original’ works:
And now, the love rat of plagiarism dumps Gerard in a fling with Wolf Bowden, under the moonlight. Look what she got up to in the bamboo:
And, we gasp, what is Wendy up to with Sherry? Has she swapped parteners again?
Alas, no, Sherry Harig got a raw deal, we think, as Wendy didn’t even get her paintbrushes out for Sherry, this was merely a virtual fling. Think she wouldn’t do that? Think again! Look at this:
(Sherry Harig’s painting: http://www.yessy.com/sherryharig/gallery.html?i=31041)
Wendy Marani claims ‘My new watercolor painting “Banana Tree” 16 x 24‘. She even has it for sale in this gallery: http://www.art-3000.com/artist/?id=5159&s=1…We can only hope she has in fact painted some kind of painting, or the purchaser is going to be very disappointed… but then again, maybe it is for the best if she hasn’t painted anything!
The tale of Wendy’s ‘virtual flatteries’ goes on, with the picture by Gerard top left here http://ko-ka-nuts.com.au/gallery_beach5.asp she has cut and pasted and put up for sale here: http://www.art-3000.com/picture/?iid=95268 displaying an ability with stolen images to rival only her ability with the paint brush! Now Wendy is stringing Wolff along with the good old cut-and-paste:
Wendy says ‘it looks really awesome‘, yes, Wendy dear, that is because you didn’t paint it 😉 This one is in Wolff Bowden’s gallery right here: http://www.winterlings.com/ArtWolffGalleryofGiants.htm
Perhaps Nancy Farmer can console herself with the thought that at least Wendy has put a little more effort into her flattery of Nancy’s paintings, than into some others. At least Wendy got her hands dirty for Nancy!
(If you missed the full Wendy Marani story, you can catch up here: https://nancyfarmer.wordpress.com/wendy-marani-plagiarist/)