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#1 posted 08-23-2012 05:25 AM

Paul you are an amazing artist. I want the rest of the world to know that. I don’t believe your website completely captures the depth of your talent and your generous personality. Let’s start with the home page: the header on the top of the page was cut off on my computer (a Mac). That was not the case on any other page. It might be a sizing issue. If I didn’t know what a gentleman and thoughtful soul that you are, I might have been a bit put off by the initial statement. I know what you are saying, “Hey, I’m an artist. This isn’t an e-commerce site. I do this because I must release this gift within me.” Rather it seemed a little too formal. Just my opinion.

Moving on to the galleries. I honestly didn’t know there was a British and American spelling of jewellery/ jewelry. Even my word checker thinks that jewellry is incorrect. Probably a British word program would switch that. The point is that the word took my eyes away from the box. Let’s face it, the box is wonderful.

It’s hard to know the scale of your casework from that gallery. One of the most incredible accomplishments of those pieces is that they aren’t 8” by 8”, but rather large functional pieces of furniture. You need to add some shadowing to give it some more depth. I had the same problem when I was setting up my website, although the quality of your photos far exceeds the photos that I used. There has to be shadowing to give the piece weight.

Otherwise, I think the site is great. There’s nothing wrong with letting the world know that in addition to being a phenomenal artist that you have a personality. That’s my two cents. Best of luck my friend!

-- cathyb, Hawaii,

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