Name: Liz Haywood-Sullivan, PSA
Bio: Liz Haywood-Sullivan was destined to be artist. Her family were artistic going back three generations! Graduating from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1978 with a BFA in Environmental Design, she started as an industrial designer for Xerox Corporation, and she worked as a commercial artist in the various disciplines of industrial design, museum exhibit design, graphic design and illustration prior to spending 11 years from 1985 to 1996 operating Haywood&Sullivan, Inc., a full-service graphic design business with her husband, Michael.
In 1996 an opportunity arose for her to return to her childhood dream of being a fine artist. With the design business becoming increasing technology driven she fell back on her love of working with her hands. Since then she has worked exclusively as a professional pastel artist, art educator, and community arts advocate. Holding Signature Memberships in the Pastel Society of America, the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, and the Connecticut Pastel Society, her award-winning paintings have been seen in numerous local, national, and museum shows, and are included in private and corporate collections worldwide. She has been winning awards since 1999, including the prestigious Dianne Bernhard Gold Medal for Excellence in 2001, 2003 and 2010.
Liz is a Vice President of the North River Arts Society, where she teaches and gives workshops on pastel painting. In February 2010 she accepted the position of Vice President of IAPS - International Association of Pastel Societies.
She was featured in the Pastel Journal in 2002, where there was a discussion on her medal-winning painting, and much more besides; in October 2007 with “Lighting Up the Sky”, and a multi-page demonstration on painting snow in the February 2010 issue; and in The Artist’s Magazine; Southwest Art Magazine Annual Pastel and Watercolor issue April 2005; and American Art Collector 2007 and 2008.
Liz lives in Marshfield Hills, Massachusetts, USA along the New England coast where she finds much of her inspiration. She takes an annual trip to New Mexico where she paints and gathers reference material for her Southwest landscapes.
Subjects: Landscape, Cityscape.
Style: Representational. Liz stays motivated by having a painting on her easel at all times.
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Gallery: Cityscapes; Northeast Landscapes; Southwest Landscapes. You can also view her paintings on the Vose Gallery website:
Image View: Each gallery consists of a pages of large thumbnails; Click to enlarge on the same page. The enlarged image has details of title and size, and may be saved. Clicking on the enlarged image brings up the next one. Waiting for Spring is 12 x 30 ins, 926 x 450, 199 KB.