In typical Studio Art 101 courses, it's fairly common to be asked to copy a masterpiece. When I was in college, I had to copy a Matisse as part of a color theory exercise. Of course I chose The Red Studio, but no, I didn't save my mediocre work and even if I did, I certainly wouldn't post it for the world to see.
Other students, though, are far more talented and I think it's fun to hunt for their experimental works. Studies done as part of an academic assignment or for personal pleasure are completely different, to me, than commercially mass produced copies. The student's drawing or painting isn't pretending to be something it's not. Since it's a personal interpretation, it's in a way original.
Some self-taught artists who paint primarily for their own gratification may also occasionally emulate masters such as Gauguin or Picasso. I don't know if India Hicks' partner, self-deprecating David Flint Wood, is specifically inspired by Gauguin, but his works remind me of the iconic island paintings. When it doesn't take itself too seriously, a small painting like this can be a great estate sale find.
Images one and three are from India and David's book, Island Life. The middle image is from Cookie.