Dave Marsh has been a pen and ink artist for many years and has produced numerous drawings, many of which have been published in the Dalesman and Cumbria magazines.

Highfold Farm

His love of detail and fine lines is obvious in his drawings of buildings, ranging from humble cottages to grand halls and castles. 

Snow at Bolton Abbey

Although Dave still occasionally does pen and ink drawings, he now works mainly in colour, using watercolour, gouache and pastel as his main media. He enjoys painting landscapes, many of which are of Yorkshire.

Beach boy


Dave also enjoys painting animals and many of his paintings are done in pastel, which he finds is an excellent medium for painting fur. His paintings of donkeys and sheep have been particularly popular and are amongst the bestselling prints of his work.




More recently Dave has produced a series of limited palette watercolour and gouache paintings. Most of these relate to water and include seascapes and this very atmospheric fish painting - "Pisces"


A frosty reception

Cards, prints and other gifts made from Dave's artwork, can be purchased from the Elm Gallery online shop, which he shares with his wife and fellow artist, Liz Marsh, formerly Liz Clarke.

The couple now run their own Gallery at Topcliffe, near Thirsk, in North Yorkshire, where original paintings and drawings, prints and gifts can be seen. Visit the Elm Gallery for more details.

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