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The coast path in my part of Cornwall is about 300m from my studio.  Less than  a kilometre along the cliff-top path are a series of tiny terraced fields which were historically used to grow potatoes.  Boys used to be lowered by rope to harvest the crop and buckets used to lift the potatoes to the cliff top.  These fields have recently been revealed after a clearance project included cutting back dense thickets of blackthorn and privet.  This 40x50cm canvas depicts one of those fields and was made after a few days painting and drawing there.