annehead“I strive to entice the viewer into my world, beyond what is seen and known, to what is felt.”

Artist Anne Heywood is an American realist who involves viewers in her works by depicting both modern and traditional subjects in realistic yet simple terms, thereby provoking thought. Her paintings and drawings are noted for their strong compositions and subtle color transitions, as well as their beauty – a reflection of her life spent in New England and Italy.

Heywood is the recipient of many honors and awards, most recently the Eminent Pastelist designation from the International Association of Pastel Societies at their 2015 Biennial Convention in Albuquerque, NM. In 2012 she received the Dr. Adrian Tinsley Award for Achievement in the Arts from Bridgewater State University (MA). In 1997 she received the first Convention Cover Award from the International Association of Pastel Societies, and in 2005 was inducted into their Masters Circle. In 2003 her book, Pastels Made Easy, was published by Watson-Guptill Publications, NYC. Both her writings and paintings have been published in international books and magazines such as Australian Artist Magazine and The Best of Sketching and Drawing. In 2007, she was honored by the company Great American Art Works with their Anne Heywood Masterclass Assortment set of pastels.

A signature and founding member of the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, Heywood is also a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and the Connecticut Pastel Society, and an artist member of the Copley Society, the Salmagundi Club, and the National Association of Women Artists. Her educational background includes a B. A. summa cum laude in Art. She is listed in Who’s Who in America 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, lectures, and demonstrations. Her works can be found in both national and international corporate and private collections. She is represented in Maine by the Heywood Gallery, Waldoboro, Gifts at 136, Damariscotta, and The Portland Art Gallery, Portland.

Publications, partial list

  • Pastels Made Easy, (Watson-Guptill Publications), 5/2003
  • “All That Glitters is Gold”, The Pastel Journal, Dec 2005
  • “Playing with Oil Pastels, The Pastel Journal, Jan/Feb 2003
  • “Dynamic Compositions”, Australian Artist, April 2000
  • “USA Showcase, Master Pastellists”, Pastel Artist International Nov 1999
  • The Best of Sketching and Drawing, Rockport Publishers, 1999
  • “Protecting Your Art for the Short Haul”, The Artists’ Magazine, May 1998
  • Landscape Inspirations, Rockport Publishers, 1997
  • “Constructing a Pathway into a Painting”, American Artist, Jan 1997

Recent Awards and Honors, partial list

  • 2015 Eminent Pastelist designation, International Association of Pastel Societies, Albuquerque, NM
  • 2013 Silver Award, IAPS Master Circle Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM
  • 2012 Dr. Adrian Tinsley Award for Achievement in the Arts, Bridgewater State University, MA
  • Artist, 2009 GE Women’s History Month Exhibit, GE World Headquarters, CT
  • International Association of Pastel Society’s Master Circle Award, 2005
  • Jerry’s Artarama Award, “Renaissance in Pastel” Exhibition, CT, 2005
  • Juror/Workshop Instructor Pastel Painters of Maine International Exhibition 2004
  • Juror/Workshop Instructor Northwest Pastel Society International Exhibition, WA, 2002
  • Convention Speaker, IAPS Convention, Albuqueque, NM, 2003
  • Artist-in-Residence, Norwell High School, MA
  • Included, Who’s Who in American Women
  • First Artist-in-Residence, Carillon Beach, Florida
  • Juror, “Renaissance in Pastel”, Connecticut Pastel Society
  • D. Wu & Elsie Ject-Key Memorial Award, National Association of Women Artists 11th Exhibition, NY
  • George Inness, Jr. Memorial Award for Pastel, Salmagundi’s 22nd
  • Vermont Studio Center Residency Fellowship, Johnson, VT
  • Award of Exceptional Merit, Degas Pastel Society, New Orleans, LA
  • First Recipient, International Association of Pastel Societies’ Convention Image Award
  • Panel Member, “After It’s Painted”, IAPS Convention 2001, Santa Fe, NM
  • Cape Cod Art Association Award, For Pastels Only, Falmouth, MA
  • Workshop Presenter, International Association of Pastel Societies 2011 Convention, Albuquerque, NM

Private Shows, partial list

  • “Golds and Pearlescents”, Heywood Gallery, Waldoboro, Maine
  • “Recent Works 2012”, Artwork by A. Heywood, Waldoboro, Maine
  • “My Return to Italy”, Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA
  • DLWA Protected Landscapes, Waldoboro, Maine
  • Landmark Building, Boston, MA
  • Passage Gallery, Cohasset, MA
  • Marion Art Center, Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts Audubon Society, Marshfield, MA
  • South Shore Natural Science Center, Norwell, MA
  • “Packing Light”, Tidemark Gallery, Waldoboro, ME

Juried Exhibitions, partial list

  • IAPS Colorado History Museum Exhibition, CO
  • Pastel Society of America’s 25th Annual Exhibition, NY
  • Salmagundi Club’s 20th Annual Art Exhibition, NY
  • 7th National Biennial Exhibition Degas Society, LA
  • International Assoc. of Pastel Societies’ 2nd Biennial Exhibition, MO
  • 48th National Exhibition of Contemporary Realism in Art, MA
  • 16th Annual Florida Pastel Society Exhibition, FL
  • National Drawing Competition, Trenton State College, NJ
  • Maine Art Gallery Summer Juried Exhibition, ME
  • Duxbury Art Association Winter Juried Show, MA
  • IAPS First Master Circle Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM

Museum Shows, partial list

  • Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA
  • Sparrow House Museum, Plymouth, MA
  • Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA

National Exhibition Juror, partial list

  • 3rd Biennial Masters Circle Exhibition, IAPS, Albuquerque, NM
  • “Moonstruck”, Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA
  • Northwest Pastel Society, Gig Harbor, WA
  • National Association of Women Artists, New York, NY
  • South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA

Professional Affiliations, partial list

Collections, partial list

  • N. Garris, Panicale, Italy
  • Peabody & Brown, Boston, MA
  • Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA
  • Town of East Bridgewater, MA
  • Crowne Plaza Hotel, White Plains, NY
  • Maida P. Antigua, M.D., Boston, MA
  • Linda J. Groves, Bingham Dana LLP, Partner, Boston, MA
  • Dr. Bruce and Robin Gebhardt, Ohio
  • Ramon Roozendaal and Gijsje Koenderink, The Netherlands

Education