Alamy Picture Library
Nearly 3,000 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 new personal portfolio pages. Scroll through all our images or type a place/site name, category or theme etc into the search box.
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 Etsy shop has been open during Covid for UK customers, and she is now also posting to the USA.
For local customers Dimensions Whole foods in Upper Bangor, North Wales is open, and she is restocking regularly.
Roy and Lesley Adkins
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. '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. The paperback edition was published by Abacus, 7th March 2019. 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.
Roy and Lesley Adkins: When There Were Birds
Despite our worst efforts, humans are not alone in the world and birds continue to keep us company as they go about their busy lives. They have long been a source of solace & inspiration, enquiry and delight, employment, profit and food, curses, cures and folklore, clothing, warmth and ornament.
Roy and Lesley Adkins have employed their formidable research and writing skills to produce a social history of Britain exploring the myriad connections between birds and humankind. 'When There Were Birds' is a wonderful, engaging book, full of fascinating stories and eye-opening events, some of them truly surprising and startling to modern sensibilities.
Published 11 November 2021 by Little, Brown ISBN 978-1-4087-1357-0
British Archaeology Magazine
Mick's regular column 'Sharp Focus' appears in 'British Archaeology', a bi-monthly magazine that looks in depth at the latest archaeology news, discoveries and research within the UK and from British Archaeologists working overseas.
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. Susan's exhibition at the Ffin y Parc Gallery runs from 20 June - 14 July 2021. For a preview see link below. At the time of writing (16 June) 22 of the 36 paintings have already been sold!
This Summer I Went Swimming © Susan Gathercole RCA
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). In October 2016, Green Lion moved to a new den in a stylish, street-level gallery at 104 Front Street, Bath, Maine. Green Lion has now teamed up with Matt Brown Fine Art and moved to his gallery space in Lyme, New Hampshire. Dave Morgan's very classy website offers for sale a wide range of prints and other artworks from a variety of creatives.
Dimensions, Dru Health Store
A warm welcome awaits at Dimensions, on Holyhead Road, Upper Bangor, plus a wonderful array of local, organic, and natural prioducts. And of course, stockists of Jean's greeting cards.