I'm an amateur painter from County Durham. After a bit of a break, I have started painting and sketching again for my own enjoyment; in particular, looking at the plants and animals in our local area and attempting to paint them. My painting "Goldfinches on Teasel" was chosen to be made into a card by Tees Valley Wildlife Trust. I hope that you enjoy looking at my paintings - then go and see what wildlife you can find in your own local area. You might be surprised at what's out there!