Flashback Friday: Mitch Meikle desires to share his art with others


Picture taken by Michelle Meikle.

Kenzie Chesrown

Senior Mitch Meikle can recall when he first decided to encourage other artists. It was during an art show, and it was his first time selling his own work. 

“No one bought it,” Meikle said. “My dad actually ended up buying it in secret. I had no idea, but I did know I made twenty dollars. I used the money to buy some other kid’s art.”

The next day, he realized his dad had bought his artwork, which was “super kind of him,” Meikle said.

This chain of support was super powerful, according to Meikle. This experience was monumental towards Mitch’s future. After the art show, he wanted to keep supporting others in their creative journeys.

“I’ve always been interested in art, my mom kind of got me into it when I was really little,” Meikle said.

He has spent his whole life surrounded by forms of creativity, according to Meikle.

Mitch has grown up in Granville , attending every level of schooling with the class of 2018.

“I am so grateful for all of the opportunities I was given here,” Meikle said. “All of my art teachers have inspired me.”

This school year, Meikle is enrolled in portfolio development and digital design and photography. Every year he has taken at least one type of art class.

“Drawing is my favorite form of art,” Meikle said. “I love how simple of a concept it is, some people can do amazing things with just a pencil,”

His favorite art memory is just “during school just drawing in class on homework,” Meikle said.

Though drawing is his favorite form, he has recently been interested in fabric.

“So be on the lookout for some dope quilts,” Meikle said.

As a senior, Meikle will graduate in May. He plans to attend college and eventually become an art teacher. His major will enable him to teach others about his passion. Mitch’s potential colleges include Miami, OSU, and Bowling Green

Throughout his seventeen years, art has always been something he loves.

“I am super excited to someday teach others about a huge part of my life,” Meikle said.