Sally Wern Comport drew her first paycheck as a professional artist at the age of 15 when she began drawing furniture for newspaper ads for the local franchise of Ethan Allen. Since then, whether it is for editorial visual concepts for the Wall Street Journal (or any of a thousand publications), illustrating books, curating and creating large scale art, or developing aesthetic and branding concepts for direct clients, Comport has been working as a visual problem solver and creative dot-connector able to sift through research, information and narratives and visually capsulize it. Comport is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the Columbus College of Art and Design and earned her graduate degree from Syracuse University and continues to guest lecture and teach at Maryland Institute College of Art. She cofounded W/C Studio Inc., a commercial art studio in 1986 with clients as wide ranging as American Express Bank, Microsoft, UPS, and Simon Schuster Publishing. She established Art at Large Inc. in 2003, to produce large scale commissioned original works for interior and exterior wall spaces for commercial, residential and institutional clients like Huntington Hospital in New York. In 2004 she cofounded a Public Art initiative and subsequent non-profit organization called ArtWalk and is currently serving as Curator, Artist, and Designer for that community organization. She continues in the capacity of designer/ consultant for several non-profit groups. Most recently, Comport installed 7 grand scale installations on the Anne Arundel Medical Center Campus utilizing the latest in surface materials and printing technologies. Comport's award winning Illustration portfolio continues to be represented worldwide by Shannon Associates headquartered in NYC and her paintings and original works are currently represented by The Annapolis Collection Gallery in Annapolis, Maryland. Comport's work is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of American Illustration in New York.
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