Godfrey Talbot - Eyeclarse fineart
Godfrey Talbot, painter, author, poet, photographer, fine art collector and and veteran of the 1960's Liverpool poetry wars, is captured here in a still life with hanging coat and television circa. 2002.
Soon after this picture was taken, ill health combined with a growing conviction that his life as an urban refugee in his own home town of Wigan in Lancashire was becoming intolerable, he was persuaded to make the first of his many subsequent visits to Perthshire to rediscover his Scottish roots.
A wedding, a funeral and two major heart operations later, he is still a regular visitor, still painting and still writing, and still searching for something, usually his spectacles.
Eyeclarse fineart is a small celebration of his work as both a painter and poet, a tribute to a lifetime spent in the pursuit of his art and the ultimate verities of life, love and the perfect pint (or should that be print?).
Dedicated to capturing the scenic instant, Godfrey can be seen below in a highland forest attempting to photograph the elusive and very rare Pitlochry version of the lesser pale spotted haggis (Pitlochrius haggismus variegata). Unfortunately, being rather camera shy, the beast has recently exited the photograph, stage right, at some speed.