October 6, 2017
October 7, 2017
In 1990, York, a retail merchant and interior designer, opened his first art gallery. One year later, he picked up a paint brush and has yet to put it down. After 15 years of owning the award-winning gallery, he sold it to pursue his own art. However, many of the artists he had represented over the years had a different plan for him.
In January 2011, York opened another gallery. York & Friends Fine Art currently represents 45 local and regional artists. The main gallery is in the Belle Meade area of Nashville with an additional art venue at Market Central in Memphis.
As a self-taught artist, York has found success with his colorful, whimsical acrylic works on canvas and board. His art can be found in the collections of Pinnacle Bank, The Nashville City Club, Belmont University, First Baptist Church (Nashville), Avenue Bank, Volunteer Bank, Tom Collins Productions, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital (Memphis) and celebrities Kelly Clarkson, Vince Gill, Keb’ Mo’ to name a few, plus private collections here and abroad. (www.yorkandfriends.com)