The metal artworks I produce depict the Cornish landscape, incorporating the vernacular buildings and seascapes so strongly representative of Cornwall today. However the works of art quite literally arise out of my immediate surroundings. Stepping from my door I walk through and over the landscape, gathering the archaeology of industry. It is in this time of gathering and observation that the found sheets of corrugated metal and old copper tanks suggest to my eye what they might become, be it sky or wall or building or sea. My palette is the naturally occurring shades of rust and the blues of copper – the materials' own reaction to climate. I utilise charcoals minimally for details or tonal variation to increase perspective.