Poetic Writing of ROBBIE KENNEDY BENNETT © www.rkbpoetry.co.uk Born in Wolverhampton of English and Scottish parentage. He grew up on the Rough Hills Estate area of the town and his Scottish ancestral roots are in the Kingdom of Fife and Dundee. The author is now residing in Codsall, Staffordshire. Drawings, pictures and writing are copyright of the author Robbie Kennedy Bennett.

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A Painting by Jack Vettriano © Robbie Kennedy Bennett

Jack Vettriano painted a picture with the power station in the background (chimneys now demolished). It was on that part of sand behind the passionate couple where I arrived early morning to start my second stage of the Coastal Path in March 2008. See page FIFE COASTAL PATH.

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Strange though I wish I were in a picture
Of a painting by Jack Vettriano
In the background walking to Largo
Rain, wind or shine
Wishful thinking of mine

It was that painting by Jack Vettriano with the power station in the background and me being familiar with it that made me more aware of him. Along with his painting The Singing Butler and other coastal portraits, surely in his mind this gifted man must have been thinking about Fife?

I like to think he had Fife in mind and when I see paintings of his I wonder if it could be where I have walked by on route to Largo, Crail, St Andrews and the Tay Bridge into Dundee.

Mentioning The Singing Butler, there is a print on the wall at Codsall Conservative Club. I was there for a christening and told my wife that I think there is a Fife link, either the location or the artist. From then on I researched more and founds Jack’s rise to fame interesting.

So Jack, have I have travelled to Fife for people I don't know and walked from the Forth Rail Bridge to the Tay Bridge on a part of sand in your picture?

My final wish on this page is to thank Jack Vettriano for opening another thought in my imaginative mind concerning my roots in the Kingdom of Fife.

A Painting by Jack Vettriano © Robbie Kennedy Bennett


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