Aloha de Mele
JT Ojerio is a self-taught artist that was born and raised on the beautiful island of Oahu. Her art journey did not begin until much later in life, and in 2017 she suffered a hip injury that resulted in reconstructive surgery and a long recovery process away from home. During this down time, she was able to explore her creative side for the first time and began drawing 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.
Aloha de Mele is inspired by Hawaii’s flora, mana wāhine, and all-around good vibes. Each piece is meant to exude the aloha spirit and smooth island vibes no matter where life takes us.
When she’s not drawing, you can find JT at the beach searching for shells, hanging with Mele, or coaching high school wrestling teams.