David Yeates studied Fine Art at the Royal Forest of Dean College in Gloucestershire and then attained a 2:1 B.A. Hons degree in Art & Design, specialising in sculpture, at the Carmarthenshire College of Arts and Technology. He was awarded ‘Student of the Year’ in stone sculpture; three years concurrently his work was accepted for the ‘Bronze Medal Foundation’. His work is often commissioned, and he has designed a range of sculptural pieces for outdoor projects and gardens, most recently completed being ‘public art’ commission of three ‘Forest of Dean Oak’ benches for Gloucester City Council’s project on the redevelopment of Kings Square, which he designed and built himself. David also designed and created ten sculptures from ‘Forest Sandstone’; the largest being over 7 tons for the Lydney Docks development alongside the River Severn, commissioned by the Environment Agency.