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Artist Mejo Okon


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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 second year, Mejo has been invited to participate in Cowgirl Up! 2019.
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 May 13 in Wickenburg, AZ
and is known as one of the top five Western Art Shows in the U.S.
 
When it comes to style of work, Okon is a self-described colorist. “I really liketo capture my images when the sun begins to set. I am drawn to the extreme 
shadows, colors and contrasts.” Okon considers her work to followa contemporary western theme. 
 
She is an Master Signature Member of Women Artists of the West (WAOW), Associate Member with Distinction in American Women Artists (AWA)
Signature Member with American Plains Artists (APA), an Associate Member of Oil Painters of America (OPA), 
and National Oil & [...]

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