Alamy Picture Library
Well over 2,000 of our images are currently available through the Alamy online picture library. To view, search and buy our photos via the Alamy website, click on these links to go directly to our personal home pages. Or type a place/site name, category or theme etc into the Alamy search box, then use advanced search/contributor ("Mick Sharp", or "Jean Williamson") to see if any of our photographs are included in your initial selection.
We are gradually adding some of our more ‘commercial’ photographs to the excellent online library run by Loop Images ‘the home of premium rights managed content’. We have found them very good to work with, and we hope that you will give them a try and browse and buy. Loop has now added 'World' and 'Creative' images to their collection. Just type 'Mick Sharp' or 'Jean Williamson' into their search engine to see our photographs.
Jean's cards have moved to Etsy - a worldwide e-commerce emporium for all things handmade. Consequently (and regretfully) these cards are no longer available for purchase through windowonlosttime. Please visit her Etsy shop to browse and buy.
Susan Gathercole RCA
If you suspect that inanimate objects can form relationships, and believe that still-life paintings should contain magic and movement, check out the work of fine artist and all-round creative genius Susan Gathercole. Those who like portraits and landscapes with intuitive and dream-like qualities will also feel at home. Website includes CV, galleries of paintings and news of current exhibitions. Sue's latest exhibition - A Year of Pottery, Plants and Pattern - opens at the Royal Cambrian Academy, Crown Lane, Conwy LL32 8AN, at 2pm on Saturday the 24th of March 2018, and runs until the 28th of April.
Stella and Sissie Rum Cup © Susan Gathercole
John Blakemore is an inspirational photographer, teacher and friend whose work is widely influential: we greatly admire his black and white photography of spiritual landscapes and still lifes. John has recently set up a website and blog, and is selling some of his beautiful handmade photographic prints online.
David Morgan: Green Lion Gallery
One of our multi-talented American friends set up a gallery and working woodcut print studio in a lovely space above the Bath Sweet Shoppe in historic downtown Bath (Maine, USA). Green Lion moved to a new den in October 2016, a stylish, street-level gallery at 104 Front Street, Bath, Maine. A full and exciting programme of exhibitions, events, and printmaking workshops are being held. David's recently (2018) redesigned and very classy website offers for sale a wide range of prints and other artworks from a variety of creatives.
Lesley and Roy Adkins' new book
After the success of 'Eavesdropping on Jane Austen’s England: How Our Ancestors Lived Two Centuries Ago' (published in the UK by Little, Brown, and in the US by Viking Penguin with the title 'Jane Austen’s England'), Lesley and Roy, with inspired perspicacity and foresight, turned their attention to the Great Siege of Gibraltar. Their new book, 'Gibraltar: The Greatest Siege in British History' was published in the UK by Little, Brown on 7th September 2017 after receiving an enthusiastic review by Dominic Sandbrook: The Sunday Times, 3 September. It was published in the USA by Viking Penguin in March 2018 and received an excellent review in The Wall Street Journal. From 1779-1783 the Rock was besieged and blockaded by Spanish and French forces who inflicted bombardment, starvation and disease on Gibraltar's civilian and military population. "The longest siege in British history, it was blamed for the loss of America", and "ordinary people lived through extraordinary events, from shipwrecks, naval battles and an attempted invasion of England to deadly innovations of shrapnel shells, red-hot shot and floating batteries". History is ever-present and topical: it does not go away, no matter how many choose to forget or ignore its lessons.
Their many books, on history and related topics, contain the fruits of deep research and understanding written in an engaging and accessible manner. Their trilogy on Nelson's navy has been particularly well received - the final part, 'Jack Tar, the extraordinary lives of ordinary seamen in Nelson's navy', was published in paperback on 3 September 2009. They are also photographers and have an excellent collection of images available for use in publications - the Roman, Greek and Egyptian coverage is particularly good.
Mick and Bevil were apprentices at Rolls Royce Aero Engine Division, Derby, a long time ago. Bevil is now an Anglo-Australian artist whose social realist paintings focus on Australian portraits and history. His illustrated book, A Banknote Invasion, gives a brief, wry history of land ownership in Australia. The Invaded: an Australian history, is a series of 42 paintings inspired by the Bayeux Tapestry, visual stories of 220+ years of interaction between 'the invaded' and 'the invaders'.
Bevil working on "You are there"
Helen Flook's humorous and expressive drawings have graced the pages of many children's books, by authors such as Terry Deary, Anne Fine, and Karen Wallace. Now Helen has written and illustrated her own book called The Great Dinosaur Hunt. Two young boys let their imaginations run riot after a visit to the museum....... Gomer Press, 22 Feb 2017, ISBN: 978-1785621987
Simant and Diz live on the beautiful but demanding Isle of Lewis amongst the Western Isles of Scotland. Simant's sculpture, photography and painting is inspired by Celtic mythology and Hebridean folklore, and we share a love of megalithic sites. One of his striking Shaman figures, which used to stand in the Calanais (Callanish) Standing Stones Visitor Centre, has recently been sold. The broch and causeway are real, we have visited and photographed them a couple of times, but there was no sign of Rosy.
Rosy's Broch © Simant Bostock