David Wayne Meikle

Artist Statement

I was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah and attended the University of Utah, where I received both my BFA and MFA.

In 2006, I won the jurors’ first place award at the 82nd Annual Spring Salon at the Springville Museum of Art (out of 1000 entries). My work is represented in the books “Painters of the Wasatch Mountains, “Painters of Utah’s Canyons and Deserts and “Painters of the Tetons”. My oil paintings can currently be found at David Ericson Fine Art and Evergreen Framing Co. & Gallery in Salt Lake City as well as Medicine Man Gallery in Tucson. I created the images that are seen on the “Welcome to Utah” billboards found at all major entry points to the state. My paintings are also included in the permanent collections of the Springville Museum of Art and Salt Lake County, as well as many private and corporate collections. I created a 10’ x 23’ mural for the City Creek Center in downtown Salt Lake City. In 2011, I was named by the Springville Museum of Art as one of Utah’s 100 “Most Honored” living artists.

I am happily married to Lacy Egbert and have five children (Daniel, Amelia, Samuel, William, and Madeline plus a crazy cat named Blue).

I have a great love of Utah’s landscape. I am very much drawn to painting grand vistas but I am also fond of portraying small towns and rural scenes. I also look for opportunities to show depth and distance in a scene using light and atmospheric perspective. My experience as an art director has also given me an affinity for strong shapes and colors. The design of the composition is very important to me. For me, the interaction of the landscape and light lead to unlimited opportunities to make statements about our experience in our environment.

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