Artists / 2018 Cowgirl Up!

Mejo Okon

Born with a wanderlust, she worked as a graphic designer, costume dresser for traveling Broadway shows and courtroom sketch artist in the Midwest, Alaska, the Carolinas and New York City. “There was always that little inner voice that said ‘Paint. Run away and paint.’” Finally, in 2002, she left the advertising world behind and began to paint full time. When her husband retired, they moved west, first to a small town in West Texas, and eventually to Albuquerque where they reside today. “Moving to the Southwest suddenly released my hidden cowgirl.”

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