After a successful career as a graphic and exhibit designer Liz Haywood-Sullivan turned her artistic focus to fine art and the pastel medium in 1996. A landscape painter based in Marshfield Hills, MA, she finds inspiration for her award-winning paintings wherever she travels and teaches.

In 2013, Liz became the President of the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS) and is the IAPS representative to ASTM (American Society of Testing and Materials). She is has been a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America since 1998, and holds Signature memberships in the Connecticut Pastel Society, and the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod. She is also a member of the Salmagundi Club of New York and the Academic Artists Association.

Dedicated to education in the arts, Liz conducts workshops on pastel painting and the business of art, and is a sought after judge. Her paintings are collected worldwide and are represented by Vose Galleries of Boston, the oldest continuously run gallery in the US.

Her Northlight book Painting Brilliant Skies and Water in Pastel was published in early 2013 to great reviews.  Her paintings have also appeared in the 2011 Northlight Books Painting Sunlight and Shadow with Pastel and Art Journey America: Landscapes. Her DVD’s for The Artist’s Network, Painting Realistic Landscapes in Pastel: Skies, Water,and Mixing Greens were released in 2012. 

Liz has earned her Master Pastelist status with The Pastel Society of America, and her Master Circle designation with IAPS.