I like to paint. (Especially portraits and figures, but not exclusively that.) I like to write web sites and blog. Hence this site!
I’ve no interest in invading your privacy. If you contact me, I won’t share your identity or email address with anyone else.
I do have contextual ads and affiliates (like Amazon.com and DickBlick art materials) on this site. I buy a lot of art stuff from Amazon and DickBlick anyway, so it seemed logical to affiliate with them.
If I give a review and am compensated for it beforehand (like an art materials company sends me a sample and asks for a review—I wish!—or I am paid money to review) I will tell you about it. I’ll also probably tell you if I’m not compensated. But if I don’t say anything, just assume I wasn’t compensated beforehand.
Now, some other legal stuff that needs to be here:
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