The Excellent Advice of a Few Famous Painters

The Excellent Advice of a Few Famous Painters

by Tyler Scott


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I'm Picasso's "Weeping Woman" Mary Page Willoughby tells herself one day over a cup of coffee. Uneven reptilian eyes, crooked teeth, broken up abstract face, all crowned by a ridiculous garden club hat, a long way from the wife of the handsome scion of a wealthy family. At least until he runs off with a candy-eyed paralegal whose vanity plate reads IMCUTE.
And so begins Mary Page's new chapter as a single mother to a grumpy twelve-year-old who christens their new home "The Shed" as she embarks on a life she never planned on leading, stepping from the hushed grandeur of the Society of Virginia, country clubs and parties at the Rochester Davenport mansion and starts all over, head held high. Now, feeling like a foreigner in her home town of Richmond, VA, she must forge a new relationship with her estranged husband; prove to her parents she can manage without having to move home; mother a resentful daughter; and earn a living when she hasn't had a fulltime job in over a decade because selling little garden scenes won't pay the bills.
The Excellent Advice of a Few Famous Painters is not just another He said, She said about divorce. Whether it's the spirit of Henri Matisse giving advice, Rembrandt painting a scene, or the sale of a forgery, Tyler Scott has woven the art world and artists into this offbeat funny novel to tell Mary Page's story as she makes her way. With themes of renewal and tolerance, it is the tale of the end of a marriage, the compass of love, and finally, redemption.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781500459963
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/23/2014
Pages: 278
Sales rank: 1,124,620
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Tyler Scott lives in Richmond, Virginia with her husband and daughter. Her essays and articles have appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers. "The Excellent Advice of a Few Famous Painters" is her first novel.

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