David Blench, from Sheffield, is a student at Sheffield Hallam University studying for a degree in Illustration. David's work tends to focus on railway matters, but he also enjoys drawing wildlife, especially birds, and diversifies into political commentary in cartoon form.
At Elsecar Heritage Railway, David is a volunteer Cleaner (that's a trainee Fireman on the steam engines). When he is not busy tending to the engine with coal and water, David gets out his sketch book and draws what he sees in the yard. We love his informal sketches of our engines and site, so we have asked David to display some of his work so you can enjoy his art too.
Come and see some of David's work in our Museum Carriage.