Growing old disgracefully and still life ~ Tallis Steelyard

Reblogged from Tallis Steelyard (aka Jim Webster):


It has to be said that it was old Garl Furtling who set me off with this particular train of thought. He has produced some wonderful paintings, for forty years young ladies almost fought to be painted by him; indeed I think he painted every leading lady from every theatrical performance in the city over a period of two generations. Now he paints almost entirely still life.

But he is working into his old age. I too expect to work until I finally drop. Indeed I have, stored away in note form, a selection of those ‘helpful’ comments poets of a far older generation made about my work when I was a young poet just setting out on this road. I feel that it will be my duty, when I at last approach my dotage, to share these character building comments with a younger generation.

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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6 Responses to Growing old disgracefully and still life ~ Tallis Steelyard

  1. jwebster2 says:

    apparently the latent eroticism came as a shock to most art lovers!


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