Art is not free. Artists incur significant financial expenses for their supplies, websites, promotion, advertising, transportation, shipping, gallery fees, and for their education. The creation of art also comes at the cost of time, usually from people who are working one or more other jobs to support themselves.
Not everyone can afford to purchase artwork, and most artists are happy to share their work with the broader "non-buying" public. At the same time, you should still have the chance to "tip" artists whose work you support.
If you are able, please consider making a direct donation to support my continuing work. Any amount, no matter how small, will be very helpful and appreciated.