What started as a short term exercise is now I believe, a life long project. Following Kenneth's journey has exceeded my expectation in terms of rewards. I go to so many out of the way places and meet so many interesting people, all of whom, are more than willing to help me find the spot where Kenneth sketched and/or conceived his painting image. Sometimes finding that spot is easy, whilst at times near impossible. After 40 or more years, vegetation has grown, buildings removed and some places totally transformed.
My recent adventure to Toowoomba scored 4 out of 4, Botanical Gardens, Grammar School, City Hall and The Royal Bulls Head Inn at Drayton....that was amazing. Pictured below are myself with the Grammar School's Head Master Peter Hauser. Peter kindly showed my wife and I through the school administration building (circa 1875) and to my surprise, the Kenneth Jack original painting of the building was proudly hanging in Peter's office.
Following is a photo of KJ's drawing of the Royal Bulls Head In at Drayton. My photo follows....
Many thanks to David Jack for granting permission to use a photo of KJ's work.
Check out all the photos in the ...."In the footsteps of artist Kenneth Jack" gallery on my website,