Working on black paper so that her pastel pigments truly pop, Liz Haywood-Sullivan captures sunsets that glow on the paper. Due to the nature of the black paper, she applies a different markmaking technique to create her paintings. Bold, graphic strokes describe the landscape and create a kinetic energy in the dusky clouds, reflected in the stream in the foreground.
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Liz Haywood-Sullivan works exclusively as a professional pastel artist, art educator, and community arts advocate. She was the President of the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS) and is the IAPS representative to the American Society of Testing and Materials. She teaches workshops on pastel painting both nationally and internationally and is a sought after competition judge. She is a member of the Academic Artists Association, and holds Signature Memberships in the Pastel Society of America (PSA), the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, and the Connecticut Pastel Society. In 2009 she was elected a member of the venerable Salmagundi Club, and in their 127th Annual Members’ Exhibition in 2010, she was given the highest prize awarded to pastels – the Art Spirit Foundation Dianne B. Bernhard Gold Medal for Excellence in Pastel. Vose Galleries has proudly held solo shows of Liz Haywood-Sullivan's work in 2007, 2011, and 2019, and opened a fourth solo exhibition demonstrating her sensitivity to the seasonal rhythms of the natural world in the summer of 2021.
Collection of the artist, Massachusetts
(verso) © 2022 Liz Haywood-Sullivan, PSA-MP, IAPS/EP Nightfall