Clive, thanks for the review! Your opinion on matters aesthetic is obviously not one I’d take lightly, so I’m glad you like this despite your shock at the change. I assure you, there are many bloggers who change themes more often than I do — I tend to avoid it precisely because I think it is off-putting to readers to change too often. And in a medium like blogging whose defining feature is the constant addition of new material, a consistent look is very important, I think.

I like your website in general, though ideally it would integrate your blog a bit more closely. A lot of artist portfolio sites these days rely rather heavily on javascript, which can be annoying. I think if you were ever to redo your site, you should take a serious look at Squarespace.