David Plank Originals and Prints
David Plank has created watercolor
paintings of birds for more than half a century. Born in Salem,
Missouri in 1934, he began drawing and painting birds in the early
1940's. Except for a three year absence when David served in the
U.S. Army, he has always lived and worked in Salem.
David begins his works with pencil
drawings of birds in their natural habitat. He then uses his
clean, precise style to bring the birds to life with lush,
transparent watercolor. David's passion for painting birds has
resulted in the creation of more than 1,200 watercolors, hundreds
of finished drawings and over fifty thousand field drawings.
Among David's accomplishments:
- Bird Watcher's Digest - Eleven
- Watercolor USA - Springfield Art
Museum, Springfield, MO - exhibitor
- "Birds in Art" - Leigh
Yawkey Woodson Art Museum - Wausau, WI (six time exhibitor)
- Artist for "The Birds of
Missouri-Their Distribution and Abundance" (Dr. David
Easterla & Mark Robbins -1991 -University of Missouri
Press) 12 paintings, 30 pen & ink drawings -
"Arkansas Birds - Their Distribution and Abundance"
(Dr. Douglas James & Dr. Joseph Neal - 1986 -University of
The Frame Shop Gallery has been the
home to David's originals and prints since its founding almost 35
years ago. David graciously spends an afternoon with the shop and
our clients every couple of years when he autographs his prints,
greets his fans and discusses his new projects.
Some of David's works follow.
Please keep in mind that the computer cannot hope to capture the
litheness and beauty of David's prints. We invite you to drop by
the gallery to browse through David's work in person.