Although David Meikle studied graphic design and illustration at the University of Utah (Salt Lake City), earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and a Master of Fine Arts degree, he is a ‘painter-handler.’ His stylized compositions of western landscapes are reminiscent of the works by Maynard Dixon for their rich pigmentation and design. He is primarily interested in understanding form as it affected by light and atmosphere.
Meikle states in the Utah Art, Utah Artists: 150 Year Survey, “I am particularly interested in the vastness of the space here and the massive scale of the mountains and sky. Utah has wonderful light and I love to see the interaction… with the colors and moods of the atmosphere. I feel most satisfied as an artist when I am portraying something [with which] I feel a connection.”
Born, raised, and now living in Salt Lake City, Meikle’s work has been included in salons and publications and won prizes across Utah. Meikle created the images for the “Welcome to Utah” billboards found at all major entry points to the state. His paintings are included in the permanent collections of the Springville Museum of Art and Salt Lake County, as well as many private and corporate collections.