Yes, I think it's important the have a clear idea of what you want in a website before trying to construct one. I'm a babe in the woods in this area so I will certainly be looking at the websites of those who are successful - not just as artists but also in marketing their work online. I have a lot of research to do. The link to the list of instructors will be most instructive.
My gallery runs a group show every year and I always put something in but I always find myself comparing my work to that of the others in the show and seeing my work in a negative light and being embarrassed. But then the paintings I have submitted to the group shows have sold and I have to do a reality check. If they were that bad why would people buy them? It's crazy the mind games we put ourselves through.
Anyway, thanks heaps, Jerry, for your thoughts on this and for the info and links.
Stay safe and well.