Kimberly Van Dam
I approach dance the same way. I can dance to any song and make it look like I’ve spent months composing each subtlet movement when in reality I perform by just feeling the music naturally. I rarely choreograph a dance because I want to stay true to the music. One day I can hear the nuances of one part of the song and the next another. The ability to adapt quickly to any song makes me comfortable in any environment making it easy to perform under pressure. The same can be said about my illustrations. I work fast and am comfortable in unknown or uncertain environments.
I have a unique and specific skill set that has allowed me to reach this confidence in my ability to perform intuitively. I am a fast learner and am passionate about everything I do, especially if I do it well.
I have trained my brain, eyes, and hand to be as one, which has given me the freedom to let go of the idea of failing and execute a concept or idea without restraint. With this freedom I want to convey my perspective to the viewer using high contrasting imagery with an emphasis on line and visual design cues in traditional and digital mediums. My work illustrates my mind with each stroke of my pen, pencil, cintiq etc. all of my work contains subtleties and inflections of who I am and how I perceive the world in one composed dance.