It all started with an elephant

BY ADRIONA MURPHY (’15)

Jack new

Name: Jack Beighley

Grade: Senior

Age: 17

Jack Beighley is an incredibly talented visual artist. His work ranges from re-creations of comic book characters to musicians to things he’s come up with all on his own and everything in between. Pieces of his art have won awards and recognition throughout the community. The pieces he’s done definitely deserve to be showcased as he is one of the most talented artists in the Granville school district.

How long have you been drawing?

“Since the age of about 5, so 12 years.”

What is your favorite piece you’ve ever done?

“Probably an elephant I did when I was 12. It was orange, really trippy. I mean, it wasn’t the best elephant in the world, but it was still cool.”

Where do you get inspiration from?

“Probably culture. Literally pretty much anything.”

Is it something you’d be interested in for a career?

“Yeah, probably. I’ve been really interested in being a tattoo artist or an illustrator of some sort.”

Advice for anyone interested in also being an artist?

“Just practice. It’s a lot of time and patience.”