This site is a total dedication to John William Waterhouse, the man, his works and his fans. Waterhouse is more of an obsession for me than just a meer hobby. One of my goals is to spread his works out as far and wide as possible. Many times each week, I get emails from visitors who are referred by friends to the site. Help the cause, spread his beauties and passion, get people into Waterhouse. You can send a painting to a friend by viewing a painting and click on the 'Send To...' button on the left.
My ex-girlfriend Heather introduced me to Waterhouse. One of the earlier years of college, Heather used The Lady of Shalott for her desktop background. Curious, I looked up information on the painting and began to discover the amazing works of Waterhouse.
Soon after, I began to collect images from various sources on-line and otherwise for my desktop. One day, I realized that there aren't many good sites that have presented Waterhouse works justly and that I could do a much better job at it. A month after, early 1998, I released the first version of jwwatehouse.com.
Contrary to popular belief, I am always extremely busy. Since I work full-time and am rather a social person, most of the time I spend on jwwaterhouse.com are late night hours. I designed, built and maintain the site myself so sometimes it takes a while for me to make changes. Regardless, I am always happy to hear from you so please feel free send me a message with suggestions and comments.
I also run several other personal sites that you may find interesting:
zenguide.com - a guide to zen buddhism, concepts, discussions, organization information and meditation sitting. This site was recently mentioned in TIME magazine.
gibranarchive.com - a dedication to my all-time favorite writer, Kahlil Gibran. The site features many of his complete books for on-line viewing. If you appreciate the beauty of words and exotic philosophy, check the site out.
I think so, Brain, but where do the Goth chics hang out? - Pinky
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