Mejo Okon is a painter who seeks inspiration from the customs, landscapes, and animals of the American West. Shortly after moving to San Angelo, Texas, Okon started taking photographs at cattle ranches and rodeos. She used these images as references for her first western-themed paintings. After brushing her canvas with a rich yellow, Okon gradually builds up layer after layer of translucent oil paint to create luminous compositions that bring her subjects to life.
Source: Southwest Art