Daniel Matthew York


Daniel Matthew York is an American painter based in Nashville, Tennessee.

Influenced by hundreds of years of art by his personal favorite artists from Italian greats such as Titian to more contemporary painters, he paints his current works that he calls Delusionism which he explains, “I just want to snap you out of your day for a minute, maybe I’ll give you a laugh, and maybe you’ll write me a check.” On his subject matter he states, “I spent many years trying to force my style, what I am as an artist, but no matter what I painted it came out that way.  At some point I just stopped fighting it and accepted what I do. Now, I just try to make myself laugh.”

Born in 1978 in Libertyville, Illinois, to parents Daniel Lee York and June Dianne York he was raised in the far north-west suburb of Chicago, Round Lake Beach where his only formal art education took place under his art teacher, Betsy Edwards from Grade School up into his attendance at Round Lake Senior High School. He was never formally trained beyond this.

York still lives and works in Nashville, TN, where his work can be viewed in his downtown gallery.