Liz Haywood-Sullivan, PSA-MP, IAPS/MC, is a representational landscape artist painting in the pastel medium. Her award-winning paintings are defined by strong contrasts and color, dramatic lighting, and graphic compositions, which often feature the interplay between man and the environment. In 1996, she left the design world to follow her passion for fine art and since then has worked as a professional artist, art educator, and arts advocate. Liz became the Third President of the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS) in 2013. She is currently working on her third IAPS Biennial Convention and the twelfth IAPS Juried Exhibition during her tenure. She also is the IAPS representative to the ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) Subcommittee responsible for developing standards for health labeling, performance, and quality of artist materials. She is on the Board of Advisors for The Pastel Journal. She has earned Master Pastelist status with the Pastel Society of America and has her Master Circle designation with IAPS. Liz’s paintings have appeared in art magazines around the world, and she appears in numerous books, including authoring Painting Brilliant Skies and Water (Northlight Books 2013) which was recently translated into Chinese. Her artwork is represented by Vose Galleries of Boston, the oldest family-owned gallery in the US. In addition to her paintings, Liz’s current schedule includes teaching workshops nationally and internationally, along with judging and demonstrating for numerous pastel societies and art organizations.