they just changed their name to http://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtonlineGallery
Obvious art reseller.
First caught attention of some forum members when he posted asking if he should buy one of his own items in order to get his first sale:
Several people questioned whether or not the work was his and his replies were, quite frankly, vague and weird.
He started several other threads, including this one, asking what was wrong with his shop:
Several people TOLD him what was wrong with his shop and the thread was closed for calling out. But almost a week later and after being reported, the shop is still up and running. He has changed his profile stating that he is not reselling and that he and his wife paint the paintings…
but a Google Reverse image search on many of these images tell another story altogether:
He had up several paintings by Andrew Atroshenko, some Disney images, and several photos pulled off free wallpaper sites, but has pulled them down after people in the forums mentioned them specifically. I have screen captures of the Google Cache page from January 13th showing many of these images in his shop.
He has fooled many people in the forums — fawning over how gorgeous his artwork is and hasn’t sold anything yet…but is amassing new favoriters everyday.
It’s sickening that Etsy will take the time to close down threads in the forums where these resellers call themselves out…but won’t shut down the shops themselves.