My name is Sandra Pirie-St.Amour and Compago Creative has been my freelance business for the last 20 years. When I started teaching art about 4 years ago I soon discovered that my happiest days were my teaching days. That's how my creative classroom/art studio came into being.
I gained my training as an artist at Maine College of Art where I earned a BFA in graphic design and met my husband of 28 years. I have also studied at Mass College of Art, The Decordova Museum School and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Currently I am on staff at ArtSpan in Lexington, and The Post Road Art Center in Marlborough. I have also taught at The Danforth Museum in Framingham.
As a board member of the Marlborough Cultural Council and a parent volunteer for the MHS Drama Club and Marlborough Music Association, I know that Marlborough is rich with talented people. It gives me great pleasure to open my studio and offer my fellow artists, families and children from the area another place to enjoy the arts.
I used to say that I was forever grappling with bad hair days so I liked to work out of my home studio and meet with my clients by phone. Now however, I don’t grapple any more. I’ve come to terms with the fact that I am more beautiful as a flawed whole than the sum of some particularly well groomed parts. The energy and inspiration of working with others fuels me and I just love to meeting new students of all ages.
Watercolor is my favorite medium but I also draw traditionally in pencil or pastel and digitally in Illustrator or Photoshop. I loves curves, saturated color and patterns and all things "Mother Nature". My creative inspiration these days are the faces of Modigliani, the color of Milton Avery and the simplicity of Georgia O'Keefe. Not to mention the inspiration I find in the drawings and paintings of my many students.
I also love to bake cupcakes because it’s fun making something to eat that looks pretty and no one seems to mind when I share. Stop in, it might just be a cupcake day!
“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”
Compago Creative 506 Concord Road, Marlboro, MA 01752 508-395-7734