I think your website looks quite attractive, and moving around inside it seems natural and intuitive. I did notice that the top image on your Recent Works page has a possible blown highlight on my monitor, perhaps one of those views you would find "horrible." I haven't calibrated my monitor for a couple of months now because I haven't been printing lately. So perhaps I am more representative of the "average" visitor to your site. I personally didn't find it particularly objectionable, or taking away from the site overall.
Having just published a website of my own http://toursabroadchina.com
, I'm curious as to how you are trying to drive visitors to your site. My case is somewhat different as I am trying to sell a product -- fine art photo workshops to China -- but I think anybody going through the process of designing and then publishing a website would like to attract as many visitors to their site as possible. At my age - mid-60s - I do not find myself a natural twitterer, or poster on Facebook, and yet have become convinced that utilizing social media to drive visitors to one's website is a good strategy. Assuming you want to drive visitors to your site.
The other strategic issue is how to make your site more visible to the various web search engines, Google in particular. SEO, search engine optimization, is important. I am constantly searching online for great photographic websites, but they are not always easy to find through the search engines. I used WordPress to create my website, and for each image on my site WordPress provides a Title, Alternate Text, and Caption fill-in fields. I was advised to use all of these, because while search engines cannot "see" images, they do see each of these text entries. The Alternate Text box is particularly useful because whatever you put in that box is not viewable by visitors to your site, so you can populate that field with keywords you think people may use in their online searches.
Best of luck with your website.