Today we’d like to introduce you to Daisy St. Sauveur.
Daisy, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I’ve been drawing, painting, and coloring for as long as I can remember. My mom is a graphic designer, so from day one I’ve been fascinated with art- so much that I couldn’t focus on any other subject at school. No matter what class, I would be doodling on the back of my homework and not paying attention to whatever was on the board. I got in trouble almost every week, but in the end it was all worth it after being accepted to Massachusetts College of Art. I started my freshman year in the fall of 2015, excited to sketch on the front of my homework instead of the back. That spring, I declared printmaking as my major and to this day it has been the best decision of my life. I am currently entering my senior year at MassArt, and I’m excited to see how I grow and develop as an artist.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Although I love what I do, majoring in fine art is way harder than most people think. I’m constantly put in situations where I have to defend myself and what I do, which can be incredibly frustrating. The work that I create is often abstract, some people love it, and some people don’t. What I make isn’t meant to be realistic or universal, and I often get criticism for that.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Saint Print – what should we know?
I don’t consider my brand a company yet, since I am the only person working under the “Saint Print” name. In the future, I’m planning on selling prints, skateboards, and apparel. Surf and skate culture are big influences on my style, and I’d love to collaborate with brands that are already in the field- but for now I’m just working on building my portfolio and honing in on my skills as a printmaker.
Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
My work is representative of my feelings and memories, especially those pertaining to summertime and the east coast. I’m equally as inspired by the south shore as I am by south beach. For me, success comes from the way that my pieces are perceived. My ultimate goal is to be able to light up a room with my work and create an atmosphere of happiness and community.
- Website: www.daisyst.com
- Phone: 7816405165
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @saint.print