I can't believe it was 5 years ago I painted the first of my now signature style creatures: animals with their habitats within them. The Woodland Collection was the first I created and is still the best loved - but can you guess which of the four creatures was my very first one?
Since then it's been a lot of hard slog getting the DM Collection from a single painting to where it is today - we've just clocked up 2,000 online orders and 5,000 fans on Facebook! Wow! Read more about how the DM Collection started.
To show my gratitude for all your support on this journey, I'm offering up a really huge prize in our latest giveaway: the WHOLE DM WOODLAND COLLECTION!
If you guess right which one was the first creature in the Collection, you'll be in with a chance to win the Woodland placemat set, coaster set, four small sized prints AND eight greetings cards!! Phew!
Competition closes 17 April 2017. See bottom of entry form for full rules and prize details.
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