In this Red Room exhibition, Heywood presents her vision of the simplified modern landscape, depicting common subjects in unconventional settings. Heywood's uniquely-composed works are characterized by expressionistic rendering and dramatic shifts of light, evoking a sense of thoughtful mystery in the viewer. Isolating objects in unexpected ways, such as gloves hanging precariously from a wire or a single chair soaking in the sunlight, Heywood's pastels reveal the strength and character in everyday, simple objects.
Heywood is the recipient of the International Association of Pastel Societies' prestigious Masters Circle Award as well as the first recipient of their Convention Image Award. She was also awarded the Holbein Award from the Pastel Society of America and the Salmagundi Club's George Inness, Jr. Memorial Award. Heywood is currently at work in her studios in both Massachusetts and Maine. Her work can be found in both national and international corporate and private collections.