Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Murals, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor; Mural and Public Art, Artist Residencies,
Ophelia M. Chambliss has been successfully working and exhibiting as a fine artist, and lecturer, for many years. In addition to a number of solo and group exhibitions, she has participated in several distinguished juried shows.
She calls her signature painting style realistic cubism, and paints a variety of subject matters. Her mediums are primarily in Oil, and Acrylic with a color palette that is rich, and colorful.
Ophelia feels that life, like her art, is a process. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Communication Arts and Sciences, and a Masters in Communications from Penn State University. She combines her visual communication with verbal and written communication to tell the story behind her work, in lectures and presentations that build an appreciation for cultural understanding. She also uses her creative and communication skills to work with school and community groups to create public and community art pieces that speak to their message and gives them an opportunity to participate and take ownership.
Several of her pieces are dualistic in nature, meaning that there is more than one way to display and view the painting to see a different image or point of view.
Most of her recent work has been in the realm of public art and murals. She is particularly fond of this because of the community contribution, client collaboration, visual language messaging, and the challenge of scale.
Ophelia is originally from Chicago, IL but currently resides in York, Pennsylvania. Prior to her career in Fine Art, she was a business professional in the Publishing Industry, specializing in Graphic Design, and Business Development.
Ophelia was recruited from Chicago to York, and held the position of Vice President of Publishing Services, and as an independent contractor, worked as the Business Development Director, for a Publishing Services company in Maryland. She continues to do freelance work in Graphic Design and print production.