i quite like it and it loaded in about 3 seconds, but i am looking at it on a university network which is proper fast (i work for Bristol uni). dont know what it will be like if i looked at it from home.
The site itself loaded fast enough for me (but I'm on a fast connection as well). I don't see the point of having the splashpage though. Just forces people to have to click one more time to get to your content which serves no purpose really. The galleries could easily have been done with JS/jQuery instead, and the loading time between each image is too long for me.
The logo is also looking very jaggy in the main big image. Also the links are not very obvious. I couldn't figure out straight away that the 'CV' text was a link. Maybe have the headings 'Works' etc. in white and links in blue?