Artists / New Mexico

Mejo Okon

Albuquerque, NM

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 with its the rich and intense colors. 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 I’m living my dream.”

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