Artist recreates masterpieces for a living

London: A UK artist has made a career out of producing replicas of great painters like Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio, Vermeer and Henry Wallis.

Mike Rome`s paintings can sell for up to 1,200 dollars each.

Rome has recreated hundreds of copies, which includes Vermeer`s The Girl With A Pearl Earring, da Vinci`s the Mona Lisa and Henry Wallis` The Death Of Chatterton.

However, Rome is no fraud and signs his paintings in his own name.

Before starting to work on his paintings, Rome goes to the gallery where they are displayed and photographs it; he then replicates it at his studio in his one-bedroom flat in Bristol.