Anne Heywood

About the Artist


“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 2013 Silver Award at the International Association of Pastel Societies Master Circle Exhibition in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and the 2012 Dr. Adrian Tinsley Award for Achievement in the Arts from Bridgewater State University, Massachusetts. In 2003 her book, Pastels Made Easy, was 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. In 2007, she was recognized by the company Great American Art Works with their Anne Heywood Masterclass Assortment of pastels.

Heywood is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and an artist member of 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.

Heywood works summers at her Studio/Gallery Artwork by A. Heywood, in Waldoboro, Maine, the venue of her one-woman show every August, and during the year in her studio in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts. She is represented by Gifts at 136 in Damariscotta, Maine, and exhibits her work at Artwork by A. Heywood and various venues across the country. 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 national and international, corporate and private collections. For further information, and

Collections, partial list

Fidelity Investments, Boston, 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, Cincinnati, OH

N. Garris, Panicale, Italy

Ramon Roozendaal and Gijsje Koenderink, The Netherlands


One-woman Shows, partial list

“My FAVES 2013”, Artwork by A. Heywood, Waldoboro, Maine

“Packing Light”, Tidemark Gallery, Waldoboro, ME

“My Return to Italy”, Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA

“Simplevision”, Copley Society of Art, Boston, MA

“DLWA Protected Landscapes”, Heywood Studio Gallery, Waldoboro, ME

Landmark Building, Boston, MA

Sparrow House Museum, Plymouth, MA


Special Honors, partial list

2012 Visiting Artist, Spring Island Trust, Okatie, SC

2005, 2009, Invited Speaker, IAPS Convention, Raleigh, NC/Albuquerque, NM

2002 Artist-in-Residence, Carillon Institute, Panama City Beach, FL

2001 International Pastel Convention Panel Member, Santa Fe, NM

Who’s Who in America …in American Women… in the East


Awards, partial list

2013 Silver Award, IAPS Master Circle Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM

Dr. Adrian Tinsley Award Achievement in the Arts, Bridgewater State University, MA

International Association of Pastel Societies’ Masters Circle Award

Holbein Award, Pastel Society of America, NYC

George Inness, Jr. Memorial Award for Pastel, Salmagundi Club, NYC

Best of Show, Fuller Museum of Art 23rd Members Exhibition, MA

Pastel Society of America Award, Northern Colorado Art Association, CO

Providence Art Club Award Winner, Providence, RI

Award of Distinction, All New England Color Show, MA

Award of Exceptional Merit, Degas Pastel Society, New Orleans, LA


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