Encouraged by fellow artist Geoff Birks, Marshall Ould held his first exhibition at Geoff’s Leeds studio in 1990 and by 1998 had given up his career in fine art printing to be a full time artist.
Working mostly in watercolour he has developed his own style through a lifelong love of painting. He enjoys the speed and fluidity that watercolour offers, finding it allows for more experimentation.
Water features in many of Marshall’s paintings with canals and waterways providing the subjects for most of his early work. He has painted in many different locations at home and abroad with light and atmosphere allows being an important source of inspiration. With this in mind, in 2006 he chose to live and work at Runswick Bay. Since then most of his paintings are his response to the ever changing light, moods and forms seen along the North Yorkshire Coast, in all weathers and in all seasons.
Exhibitions include:
Guild of Waterways Artists; Yorkshire Watercolour Society; Mall Galleries, London; Sunday Times/Singer & Friedlander Watercolour Competition and has work in numerous collections worldwide.

Marshall has work exhibited at The Staithes Gallery, is a member of The Fylingdales Group of Artists and holds an annual exhibition in Runswick Bay.