My name is Sandra Pirie-St.Amour and Compago Creative has been my freelance business for the last 20 years. In addition to graphic design, and illustration services, I also teach art to children and adults at various arts organizations in the Boston Metro West area;.
I gained my training as an artist at Maine College of Art where I earned a BFA in graphic design. 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 The Post Road Art Center in Marlborough. I have also taught art at The Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts in Concord, The Danforth Museum in Framingham and Munroe Center for the Arts/ArtSpan in Lexington.
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 the Metro West area is growing more and more culturally rich. It gives me great pleasure to share my passion for the arts with the artists, families and children from the area. You gotta have 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 love meeting new students of all ages.
Watercolor is my favorite medium but I also draw traditionally in pencil, ink or pastel and digitally in Illustrator or Photoshop. I loves curves, saturated color and patterns and all things "Mother Nature". These days my creative inspiration 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 student. I make friends with dogs everywhere I go and love painting animal portraits.
My work has been exhibited in the Boston Metrowest area, and has been included in shows at the Society of Illustrators in New York City and The Newport Art Museum in Rhode Island.
“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