“Shimmer” © Liz Haywood-Sullivan
Bio: Liz Haywood-Sullivan graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology
- Department of Fine and Applied Arts, in 1978 with a BFA in Environmental Design. She spent a year with Xerox as an Industrial Designer before striking out on her own as a freelance illustrator. In 1993 she became President of Haywood and Sullivan, a web/graphic design firm with national clientele; currently she is a partner in the firm specialising in fine art and photography creation and management.
In 1992 she had her first outing in the Pastel Journal in a piece titled “Massachusetts artist turns from technology to art”; she has been back in 2007, 2010 and 2011 in illustrative pieces demonstrating her mastery of skies and atmospheric effects. She has also appeared in The Artist’s Magazine, American Artist, and American Art Collector.
Liz has been showing her work and winning awards since her auspicious foray into the medium, including most recently the Diane Bernhard Gold Medal for Excellence, 127th Annual Salmagundi Members Show, 2010; the Connecticut Pastel Society “Renaissance in Pastel” Annual National show, Best in Show 2012; and the Salmagundi Club, Annual Fall Auction top award, 2012.
Liz is in demand for her pastel teaching, and has issued a number of instructional DVDs including Painting Realistic Landscapes in Pastel; and Water & Reflections – Painting Realistic Landscapes in Pastel – both available from Northlight Books. She has made use of her teaching experience to author a new book on pastel – always a welcome event (see below).
Liz is currently the President of the IAPS (International Association of Pastel Societies). She succeeded to the post after the untimely death of Maggie Price, co-founder of the Pastel Journal.
Publications : Liz and her work has been featured in a number of books:
Art Journey : American Landscapes; Kathryn Kipp; Northlight Books, 2011. ISBN 13 9781440315244
Painting Sunlight and Shadow in Pastel; Maggie Price; ISBN 13 9781440303913.
Painting Brilliant Skies and Water in Pastel, Liz Haywood-Sullivan; Northlight Books. ISBN 13 9781440322556
Navigation: Navigation is straightforward - you can easily see the paintings, which is the point of an artist’s website!
Gallery: Atmosphere ; Environment ; Light.
Image View: Large thumbnails enlarge on new page, where information in provided on the painting. Download is possible. Shimmer is a 20 x 36 ins. painting of the North River marsh near Liz's home in Marshfield, Maine.
Demo/Blog: Not on the website; buy the DVDs and book!