“I strive to entice the viewer to go beyond what is seen, to what is felt.”
Anne Heywood is known for creating moods and feelings with her realistic emotional style, painting modern and traditional landscapes, still lifes, and pet portraiture. Her work is appreciated for its sensitive creativity and color transitions, as well as its energy, reflecting her New England roots and the twelve years she lived in Italy.
Heywood is the recipient of many honors and awards, most recently the Silver Award at the 10th International Association of Pastel Societies Master Circle Exhibition in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and the Dr. Adrian Tinsley Award for Achievement in the Arts from Bridgewater State University, Massachusetts. She is author/illustrator of the book, Pastels Made Easy, published by Watson-Guptill Publications, NYC. Both her writings and paintings have been featured in international books and magazines such as Australian Artist Magazine and The Best of Sketching and Drawing. Several years ago she was honored by the company Great American Art Works with the compilation of their Anne Heywood Masterclass Assortment of pastels.
Heywood is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and an artist member of the Copley Society (Boston), the Salmagundi Club (NYC), and the National Association of Women Artists. Her educational background includes a B. A., Art summa cum laude. She is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the East, and Who’s Who in American Women.
Heywood works in her studios in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, and Waldoboro, Maine. She accepts commissions for custom paintings and pet portraits, and offers workshops, presentations, and demonstrations privately and to various professional art and social organizations. Her paintings can be found in both national and international corporate and private collections. Contact Heywood for her current exhibition venues, visit www.anneheywood.com, or follow Artwork by A. Heywood on Facebook.