TeAnne, Fun2cook, thanks!
Tamara, you bring up a good point re currencies. I don't know any clever way of letting the visitor choose a preferred display currency, but perhaps displaying prices in euros and us dollars would be enough to give folks an idea.
Nance, it sounds like you're not getting any of the text on the site. And here I thought I'd been really careful by testing everything on three different browsers on my pc (plus an "old" browser on my work pc). But I don't have access to a Mac and am a bit at a loss how to find out what parts of the html are creating the problem on the Mac... That said, I went back through the html code with an on-line checker and found an out-of-place <font> statement that might have been messing things up. Corrected it now.
Pampe, I'll check those thumbnails again, they're supposed to be working. But that aside, yes the site is incomplete - I plan to put up a couple of older series of paintings, and maybe a links page.
Thanks everyone for your comments!!