The Adrian Tinsley Award is presented to a Bridgewater State College graduate who has demonstrated outstanding artistic achievement, or whose leadership has been exemplary in the preservation and promotion of the arts. This may encompass the visual or performing arts.
2012 Recipient - Anne Heywood '90
A native of Newport, RI, Anne Heywood moved to Naples, Italy as a young adult, where she graduated from high school, married, worked, and started a family. Upon returning to the U.S. twelve years later, Anne worked full-time while attending the day and continuing education programs at Bridgewater State College, earning a bachelor's degree in art, with a minor in biology summa cum laude. Upon graduation in 1990, Heywood launched her professional art career.
Heywood renders modern landscape and still life paintings and drawings in her signature expressive realism style. Her award-winning works are in corporate and private collections, both in the U.S. and abroad, and have been exhibited in numerous one-woman shows. Heywood is author of the book Pastels Made Easy, published in 2003, and of articles in various art magazines, such as Australian Artist. In 1997 she received the first Convention Cover Award from the International Association of Pastel Societies, and in 2005 was inducted into their Master Circle. Listed in Who's Who in America, Heywood is a founding member of the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, and is affiliated with the Copley Society of Boston, the Salmagundi Club of NYC, Pastel Society of America, and the National Association of Women Artists. She is a gallery artist and a faculty and board member at the South Shore Art Center in Cohasset, MA. Heywood gives presentations, demonstrations, and workshops nationally to a variety of professional art and social organizations.
Heywood cherishes her "artistic ties" with Bridgewater State University: in 1994 her work was included in the exhibition "Maine Remembered"; in 2008 her drawing "Pressure" was published in The Bridge journal. And, since 2000, she has enjoyed singing with the Alumni Chamber Choir.
Anne lives with her husband Bob in East Bridgewater, MA, and Waldoboro, Maine, painting and writing in her studios.
Last Modified: August 16, 2012