GETTING THE MOST OUT OF THE SIMONSON WEBSITE: SITEMAP AND GUIDE
• The Galleries: SFW and NSFW
• Viewing and Shopping: What’s Available
• Other Sections: Explore, Artist Blog, and more
THE GALLERIES: SFW and NSFW
The gallery portion of the site is divided into 2 sections, ART, which contains all G-rated works, and ART (Members Only), which contains all male-nude art.
Every artwork and product available is shown in these galleries of images, arranged with the newest first. Hundreds of drawings, paintings, prints, posters, books and e-books by Douglas Simonson are for sale here. By default, the most recent art is shown on the first page.
Click on each image for close-up views and more information. Some works are available only as originals; others are available in limited-edition print or poster form. Some works are available in several forms, and you’ll see a drop-down menu showing you the various options.
What if you want to look at only paintings? Or only photographs? On the first page of either of the main galleries, you’ll see several categories near the top of the page: categories like Paintings, Drawings, Prints, E-Books, etc. Click on the category you’re interested in and you’ll be taken to that gallery.
VIEWING AND SHOPPING: WHAT’S AVAILABLE
Simonson original art comes in two categories, Drawing and Painting. All Simonson paintings are acrylic. Most are on canvas, but a few are on paper. All Simonson drawings are in pencil. Most are in graphite, although a few also incorporate colored pencil.
When a drawing or painting is a practice or preparatory drawing, or is simply less finished and more rough than a major work, it’s classified as a Rough Sketch. Most rough sketches are pencil drawings, but a few are acrylic paintings. A hallmark of a Simonson rough sketch is its surprisingly affordable price, usually between US$50 and $100.
PRINTS, POSTERS, PHOTOS
Simonson photographic prints are not limited editions, but each one is signed by the artist.
All Simonson prints, posters and photo prints boast crisp, vivid high-resolution images printed in archival inks on heavy stock.
E-BOOKS, BOOKS, NOTECARDS
A Simonson e-book is a digitized book which is downloadable for viewing anytime on your computer or tablet. There are approximately 40 Simonson e-books available in the E-Books gallery. Downloading is fast and easy—you can be reading your e-book on your own device within minutes. If downloading is not practical for you, we also offer e-books on CD.
Downloadable EBooks (40 to choose from)
Books of Simonson art can be found on the Books page.
Currently there are 20 notecards available. They’re blank inside so can be used for any occasion.
OTHER SECTIONS: EXPLORE, ARTIST’S BLOG, MY ACCOUNT, MORE
The Artist’s Diary Blog contains several years of blog entries by Douglas Simonson, including illustrated accounts of model photo shoots, step-by-step in-studio painting demonstrations, and much more.
(Be sure to check out the links under the main title to see posts grouped by category, like Male-Nude Photo Shoots, In-Studio step-by-step tutorials, and On the Road, the story of how the artist left Hawaii and wound up in Puerto Vallarta.)
When you’ve signed in, My Account is your personal account page where you can manage your shipping and billing addresses, edit your password and account details, view your recent orders, and keep track of your e-book downloads.
The drop-down menu entitled MORE includes two additional galleries, Early Works (SFW) and Early Works (Nudes); an illustrated Biography of the Artist; info on policies and payment plans; links to Simonson art in other parts of the Internet; and more.