My name is Dr. Ian Copestake. Painting has been a passion of mine since I was a child. As a teenager growing up in Great Britain I won the Everett Jones Drawing Prize and continued to paint and draw as a hobby while pursuing my academic career as a professor of American literature. My teaching career brought me to Frankfurt am Main, Germany, where I am now based. I established my first art reproduction website in 2000 (www.fineartcopy.net). My especial passions are figure painting and homages to Degas, whether in pastel or oil. I have painted and sold many reproductions in oils of people's favourite fine art pieces and enjoy the challenge of honouring originals as faithfully as I can. My own work veers also focuses on accuracy in rendering detail and I have produced a series of abstracts based on close observation, which I will be featuring here for sale.