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He will pick one of your most expensive pieces, and will tell you he wants you to ship it overseas. He'll tell you he doesn't trust UPS or Fedex and would prefer to use a private shipping agent. If you bite, he'll send you a check. Once you get the check, you'll realize that it's for more than double the amount you've asked for your art. He'll want you to deposit the check and then deduct the remaining cash (which will be more than the price of your art) to pay his "shipping agent" upon pickup.
These bastards are getting more and more sophisticated these days. Be very careful whom you deal with. This is a great site to keep track of all these scammers:
Maria J. William
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
Hi there, and welcome to my gallery! I'm a self-taught artist/illustrator, and I've been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember. I've been doing art professionally for about 12 years.
Many things have inspired and influenced my work, from the Far East to the Pre-Raphaelites to post-apocalyptic and steampunk fiction. I love to blend fantastic and real life elements. My work is mostly traditional, but I also do some digital art here and there. I'm a creativity junkie and can't live without making things and experimenting.
I believe we creative people are never truly complete, and continue learning and discovering ourselves for as long as we live. It's like a pilgrimage to our muses, and I'm enjoying mine for all it's worth, cracks in the road and all. I don't really care about pushing the envelope or being a visionary, I just like to paint pretty things that I hope will bring people joy.
I live in Brooklyn, NY with my husband, our two young sons, two trusty feline sidekicks, and more books and movies than we have room for. When I'm not appeasing that finicky, fickle art muse, I hang out with my family, write novels I hope to someday publish, dabble in photography, and play a delicious profusion of violent videogames.
Favorite visual artistMichael Parkes, Brom, Jia Lu, Rockwell, Bouguereau, Boris Vallejo & Julie Bell, Alfredo Rodriguez, Christiane Vluegels, Di Li Feng, Zhang Xiao Bai, Der JenFavorite moviesLOTR, Matrix, Goodfellas, Fight Club, Silent Hill, ORIGINAL Star Wars (Han shot first FTW!)Favorite TV showsFirefly, Doctor Who, Supernatural, House, BSG, LostFavorite bands / musical artistsThe Beatles, Paul McCartney, Joe Hisaishi, Travis, The Decemberists, Guster, Beautiful South, Pet Shop Boys, Maaya Sakamoto, Ai Otsuka, Arai Akino, jazz, oldiesFavorite booksTo Kill A Mockingbird, The Dark Tower, The Giver, Memoirs Of A GeishaFavorite writersStephen King, Margaret Atwood, Octavia Butler, Dan Simmons, J.K. RowlingFavorite gamesHalf-Life 2, Bioshock series, Resident Evil 4, Fallout series, Tomb Raider series, Team Fortress 2, Left 4 Dead 2Favorite gaming platformPCTools of the TradeGraphite, watercolor, colored pencils, inkOther InterestsArt, design, writing, photography, dystopia, steampunk, all things fantastic