Contact Us: 727-734-8200
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David Yorke

The Plainsmen Gallery is proud to feature original paintings and giclee prints by internationally-collected artist David Yorke.
David Yorke received his formal art training at the University of Florida, earning a degree in Advertising Design in 1971.  Working initially in TV media, Yorke’s 35+ year career as a commercial Illustrator/Designer eventually expanded into other areas of art, including book illustration, photography, and toy prototype design. In 1995 the Florida Disney/MGM Studios recruited him as a designer and later he was trained to be an Animation Background Painter. He says, “the experience working there was invaluable for the knowledge I gained about color and composition. Their training, the workshops and the overall exposure to their techniques and styles of artwork gave me greater confidence and inspiration as a painter.”  For 9 years, he worked on 5 feature films before the studio closed.
In 2004, David left the corporate art world to become a full-time fine artist. His love of the western landscape and his interest in portraying the people and wildlife of the American Frontier have been his primary focus.  His work has been acquired by many private and corporate collectors internationally, while exhibiting his paintings in numerous galleries, shows and auctions including Arts for The Parks, Buffalo Bill Center of the West and the Autry Museum of the American West,  His work can also be found at The James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art in St Petersburg, Florida and the Booth Western Art Museum in Georgia.  David's work has been featured in all of the major western art magazines and he has a major article in the Nov/Dec 2020 issue of Art of the West Magazine!   For more information call The Plainsmen Gallery:  727-734-8200 or email To see more artwork by David Yorke go to