A walk in Middlehaven
This part of Middlesbrough has been happily neglected for a few years, though the council and others have it earmarked for ‘development’. But in the meanwhile it’s a refuge for wildflowers and invertebrates. I go there sometimes on my lunch hour to sketch and take photos of what I find; here are some examples. These brownfield sites can be better for wildlife than more traditional beauty spots. Pen and wash on HP paper.
About the Artist
I'm an amateur painter from County Durham. I sketch and paint for my own enjoyment and relaxation; 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…View full profile