Caleb Meyer was born in 1982 in the small mountain town of Hailey, Idaho. Caleb has lived in Idaho most of his life and has always enjoyed the rugged beauty the Northwest has to offer. Backpacking excursions into many wilderness areas instilled a sense of awe and wonder at the beauty found in creation. As a child Caleb was always encouraged to draw and paint by his family, especially by his Grandma Milly, who was a great artist and teacher.
Growing up Caleb enjoyed all types of art, but it wasn’t until a painting class in college that he discovered a passion for oil painting. Drawn to the designs on snowboards and apparel, Caleb entered Boise State University to pursue a degree in graphic design. However, Meyer soon realized that a career in front of a computer screen seemed too frustrating, so he decided to inspire future generations through art education. Caleb really enjoyed the diversity of the art education program, getting to experiment with new mediums was exciting and challenging.
After graduating college in 2006, Caleb began an apprenticeship with nationally recognized oil painter, Robert Moore. Meyer compares his time in Moore’s studio to the laying of a strong foundation. The painting process is like building a house, a painter must understand the principles of design to create a strong painting, and much like a carpenter must understand the principles of architecture to build a strong house. Robert gave me the tools and concepts to construct great paintings.”
After the two year apprenticeship, Caleb accepted an art teaching job in Twin Falls, Idaho. Determined to continue on in his dream of being a painter, Meyer set up in his garage and painted on weekends and breaks from school. Slowly Caleb’s own style began to emerge as he began to establish himself as an artist. In 2011, Meyer left the classroom to pursue. painting full time