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I am artist Timothy Griffith originally from St. Louis, MO USA, now residing in the far western Chicago suburbs (Rockford, IL). This website, and the companion site 'Paint Room Studio' [blog site], are the showcase and archive of my lifetime1 body of artwork- paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, and sculptures. The website address that you are currently viewing is: https://www.timgriffithart.com/index.
1 55+ years of creating artwork
If, by rare circumstance, you are invited to upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email. We do NOT sell or disseminate mailing list3 data. Although the artist welcomes sales of the artwork, this is not an e-commerce site in any fashion; there is no on-line shopping cart/checkout here. This site is published at the expense of the artist and does not rely on revenue to remain online.3 Mailing lists are for new artwork or new exhibit announcements
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