"I work with a variety of art techniques, but enjoy working with traditional cut-and-paste collage and illustration the best, because they allow my creativity to flow. My work merges fine art and design, while exploring themes of the feminine in nature, dichotomies, and transformation. I use beauty and restraint as refining lenses through which to focus and bring elegance to a subject. While I experiment with a variety of materials and processes, reoccurring motifs provide discernible cohesion between many of my works."
Jessica Dame is an artist and freelance illustrator based in Columbia, South Carolina. Originally from Virginia, she grew up on the Chesapeake Bay and spent her days organizing her sticker collections, crafting illustrated stories, and drawing sea life. Largely self-taught, she graduated from Christopher Newport University with a Bachelor of Art in Art History and from the University of South Carolina with a Masters of Library and Information Science.
The natural world, vintage fashion and illustration, children’s book illustration, and graphic design are among Jessica’s strongest sources of inspiration. Jessica works in mixed media and has a particular love for ink, watercolor, gouache, and traditional collage. Under the moniker of Lady Dame Prints, her evocative designs appear on greeting cards, postcards, and stickers. Her work has been featured on Skirt! Magazine, and she has exhibited in Virginia and South Carolina.