Meet Denise


Hello, I'm Denise Marshall...

I’ve been illustrating and creating three dimensional design for close to twenty years. The focus of my art is mainly for children although adults are drawn to it as well.  My inspiration is nature derived…my muse, my own spirit child, still wandering free without compromise. Long walks down country roads rock my world. There are so many treasures to be had simply through viewing with eyes and heart wide open. Of course I’m always on the lookout for animal and forest friends who play a huge role in my work. I might stumble across a kindly old hedgehog sharing tea with an elfin child or a troll taking his purple dragon for an afternoon stroll.


At Tallewig you will find cards, coloring books and prints created from whimsical Waldorf inspired watercolor illustrations. Also available are hand felted, one of a kind wool sculptures and wall designs.  Email me for information on custom/commission pieces.

Beside creating and design, I also teach needle felt sculpting at “Castle in the Air” in Berkeley CA. Follow link below:

Denise & Angie Girl

Denise & Angie Girl

In art, the hand can not execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson


Born in 1958 Santa Monica-one quarter mile from the beach, Denise now resides in Northern CA near her three grown sons and two grandchildren.



1993- Associates of Arts/College of Marin 

1958 through present- higher education through living… “And all the colors I am inside have not been invented yet.” 

― Shel Silverstein



Judie Bomberger Studio 1995-2005

Cirque Du Soleil- co designer/metal sculpture

Enchantmints 2005-2009

Melissa and Doug INC 2010-2012


Chasing Fireflies

Magic Cabin


Bella Luna

Bear the Cat

Bear the Cat