We had the good fortune of connecting with Chima Omejia and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Chima, other than deciding to work for yourself, what else do you think played a pivotal role in your story?
Besides deciding to work for myself, the single most important decision that I have made is to stay true to myself, to have faith and belief in myself. You have to believe in yourself first, believe in your vision, trust your self and take that leap of faith.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am a self-taught artist from Liberia. At age 6 I left Liberia and immigrated to the United States, where I begin my career in The Creative Arts as a teen.

Deep-rooted family courage and pride are displayed in My Art, and I honor the female body. While incorporating colors and African patterns into my work. I have completed dozens of commissioned
portraits and murals for a Nationwide clientele. I host and teach Paint lessons and parties in DFW.

Currently, I curate Social/Art Events all over the Dallas Metroplex, including Paint & Sips featuring Live Interactive Painting, and I showcase local comedians, musicians and poets. Also I just recently launched my own collection of Acrylic paints called “Chima Collection “ to serve my art lovers 💕

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Spa castle is a must !! Let’s relax at the spa And then for food and drinks later that evening let’s head to “ cat bird or the “monarch” in the Thompson hotel !
The view is amazing and the vibes are just right. And if we want to go out dancing let’s go to Rockwood and get a section Their club is beautiful my designed and always a good time.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I wouldn’t be where I am today without my family , I want to thank them for all the support and efforts. I want to Shoutout everyone in my family , I love y’all so much !

Website: Www.chimacollection.com

Instagram: Www.instgram.com/iam_chima_ 

Facebook: Chima art

Youtube: Chimas pallet

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