"There’s such beauty in everyday life and nature, and the small things we take for granted become what connect us to our most happy moments and core memories. I love capturing those little things in a piece for people to revisit when they want a reminder of how great it felt. "
~ JT Ojerio
A lifelong athlete working towards her PhD in Health and Human Performance, it wasn't until a hip injury in 2017 that JT discovered her artistic talent. While recovering away from home JT began sketching images that reminded her of Hawaii and the aloha spirit she missed so much. She quickly fell in love with the peace drawing gave her and continued on after her recovery with her best friend at her side, her pup Mele.
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Aloha de Mele's limited edition prints feature her original pencil sketches reimagined with multiple overlays of digital watercolor portraits, florals, and patterns to give each piece an eye-catching double exposure feel.
Why 'Aloha de mele'?
Mele is the name of JT's beloved Tricolour Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. When not by JT's side, Mele can be found chasing lizards or enjoying the feel of his ears billowing in the Hawaiian breeze.