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Artist Mejo Okon


An example of fine art by Mejo Okon

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  • FASO Artist Website: http://www.mejookon.com

  • Year Born: N/A

  • Price Range: $600.00 - $15,000.00
    (This price range was estimated with limited info and may be inaccurate)





Biography


Since settling in New Mexico, she has found endless inspiration in cowboys, ranches and 
the landscape but then again, she has always loved horses and animals. When it comes to style of work, Okon is a self-described colorist. “I really like to capture my images when the sun begins to set. I am drawn to the extreme shadows, colors and contrasts.” Okon considers her work to follow a contemporary western theme.    
 
Mejo has also worked as a graphic designer, illustrator, costume manager for traveling Broadway shows, and a courtroom sketch artist. In 2011 she covered the nationally reported trial of polygamist Warren Jeffs.“There was always that little inner voice that said, ‘Paint. Run away and paint,’” Okon said. “I ran away a couple of times — I’ve lived in Indiana, Alaska, South Carolina, Michigan, Texas, New York City, and New Mexico. Now at last I am painting.”             
 
You may read a six page article in the July 2019 issue of Southwest Art 
magazine. For the fifth year, Mejo has been invited to participate in Cowgirl Up! 2022.
She is one of 55 artists selected to participate from a pool of 300 applicants. The show,
at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum, runs through September 5, 2022 in Wickenburg, AZ
and is known as one of the top five Western Art Shows in the U.S.
 
She is an Master Signature Member of Women Artists of the West (WAOW), 
Her work has also been published in Society of Illustrators: Illustrators volume 18 and
200 Years of American Illustration. 
 
SOUTHWEST ART magazine has featured Mejo Okon several times: 
2018 July ~ Six page article on me!
2018 March ~ Show Preview of CowgirlUp! 2018—"Choirboys" oil painting was showcased in the article.
2016 August ~ The Land of Enchantment—Meet 8 artists who call New Mexico home. 
2014 November ~ One of 12 artists [...]

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