David Downes Website

David Downes Artist Website

A new website created for long-standing friend and Artist, Mr David Downes.  David is a successful artist represented by Sally Vaugham at the Exceptional Agency.  David’s previous website was in need of an update and we were delighted to help.

The site needed to provide a clean, professional looking, easy to use platform on which to display David’s beautiful landcapes and architectural sketches, drawings and paintings.  There needed to be the facility to sell prints online, provide news updates, including videos, links to social media and the ability to get in touch.  WordPress is perfect for this type of project as it offers ultimate flexibility with endless functionality available.  The site can be expanded with new pages, content, new images, new prints for sale, regular news items.  The sky’s the limit (have you seen how wonderful a David Downes sky is? It should be trademarked!)

A responsive, mobile friendly website developed in WordPress with eCommerce functionality delivered through WooCommerce.  The website showcases David’s extensive portfolio of artwork which is orgnaised in specific galleries.  Images are displayed in a series of lightbox image galleries which means larger size versions of the artwork can be viewed and the user can scroll backward and forward through images within the same gallery.

The Prints section of the website uses WooCommerce which allows visitors to purchase a limited edition David Downes print with images, information, print specifications, price and framing options along with the option to ‘add to basket’. The customer is guided through the simple steps required to complete the transaction with payment handled securely via PayPal using Switch, Debit or Credit Card.

The Homepage has a dynamic changing image banner which is perfect for David’s beathtaking landscape masterpieces. Welcome text, latest news snippets, a horizontal navigation menu and footer links taking you to key areas of the website,

The latest news includes blog items in chronological order. A featured image and preview text with a ‘read more’ to access the full post. Images, text content and embedded video. The latest news is used in conjunction with social media Facebook and Instagram to provide news and updates on David’s latest work and adventures.

A secure online contact form, contact information and links to social media. Get in touch with David or his agent Sally at Exceptional Agency with any questions about David, his work or to commission a piece of David’s artwork.

SSL Web Hosting is provided by Pedleyonline. The new website was delivered within budget, on schedule and with fabulous feedback from both David and Sally.

visit – www.daviddownes.co.uk