After much searching I have found a website provider that is perfect for me.
And the winner is Clikpic!
In my search I found very nice websites that were too expensive....
very cheap ones that well... were not the look I was going for.
there were the ones that took forever to load.
Then I found Clikpic which was everything I was looking for.
Based out of the UK
cost 35 lbs or $54 per year
designed for artists and photographers
two weeks free trial
lots of pretty easy to understand instructions
slides shows and other great options
I'm very excited to get it finished and online. I'll keep youu posted.