jprswim saidlike i said, i want my website to be like a gallery. just clean white plain and simple. my art will be the pizazz! as an artist, you don't want a lot of color or heavy design. it will end up clashing with the art and would be difficult to find something to match all the different subjects i am posting. i am liking viewbook so far. it is much better than my current apple website.
You still can find nice beautiful galleries and damn cheap ones.
But anyway my point is most actual galleries are places where everybody's work can be exhibited, so they're customization is pretty limited. If you had a dedicated gallery then probably you would have a nice logo on the entrance and some details about your own style going on as part of the decoration and comfort of the gallery.
Your website is not a place for everyone to show their work, it belongs to you and nobody else. It doesnt have to be flashy, you can still keep it simple and make it look like its yours. Even the most versatile artists have a style that makes them different. Sometimes 3 stripes and a red dot is all it takes.
Interesting customized websites can be expensive, but they also show professionalism otherwise you end up with a website that looks cheap like everybody else's.
Go for viewbook now if you need something fast, but you should keep these advices in mind for the future.