I was introduced to Genesis many years ago by a local artist while living on the island of Kauai (l lived in Hawaii on and off for 18.5 yrs and 3 islands.. no, I don't miss it... weird huh?). I love the paints so much and ended up meeting the inventor on Oahu about a year or so later. I have been hooked on them and paint primarily with them doing an occasional watercolor for a change now and then. I am a 3 time cancer survivor who doesn't wan to deal with anything toxic for obvious reasons... like oils. These paints are non toxic and I LOVE THEM. You will too.