About the artist

Eric Heywood was born in Southern California and moved to Utah when he was young.  He studied figure drawing, painting, sculpture, and anatomy at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah, as well as shortcourses on portraiture and oil painting at both the Beaux-Arts Academy and Master's Academy of Art in Utah.  After graduation Eric moved to Italy upon being accepted to the Florence Academy of Art, where he spent a three month term in the Intensive Drawing program.  Eric then left FAA after being accepted into the Florence Classical Arts Academy and began to study Russian academic drawing and painting under graduates from the Imperial Academy of Art in St. Petersburg.  Eric is currently attending the Russian art academy in Florence full-time, but also studies independently from portrait and full-figure models in Florence, as well as continuing his passion of oil painting en plein air.

Plein Air Competitions
Religious Exhibitions

Moab Plein Air | Moab, Utah | 2011

Moab Plein Air | Moab, Utah | 2012

Moab Plein Air | Moab, Utah | 2015

Utah Plein Air | Brigham City, Utah | 2014

Utah Plein Air | Brigham City, Utah | 2015

Utah Plein Air | Brigham City, Utah | 2017

Honorable Mention

Spring City Plein Air | Spring City, Utah | 2012

Spring City Plein Air | Spring City, Utah | 2013

Merit Award

Spring City Plein Air | Spring City, Utah | 2014

Spring City Plein Air | Spring City, Utah | 2015

Spring City Plein Air | Spring City, Utah | 2016

Purchase Award

Spring City Plein Air | Spring City, Utah | 2017

Purchase Award & Lt. Governor's Choice Award

Spring City Plein Air | Spring City, Utah | 2018

Spring City Plein Air | Spring City, Utah | 2019

Thanksgiving Point Plein Air | Lehi, Utah | 2009

Spiritual and Religious Art of Utah | Springville, Utah | 2009

Spiritual and Religious Art of Utah | Springville, Utah | 2011

Spiritual and Religious Art of Utah | Springville, Utah | 2014

Spiritual and Religious Art of Utah | Springville, Utah | 2015

Spiritual and Religious Art of Utah | Springville, Utah | 2016

Spiritual and Religious Art of Utah c Springville, Utah | 2017

Spiritual-Religious Art Exhibition from the Parliament of World Religions | SLC, Utah | 2015

Other 

Springville Museum of Art Spring Salon | Springville, Utah | 2010

Scenes of Sanpete: Duo Exhibition | Hub City Gallery, Mt Pleasant, Utah | 2018

Springville Museum of Art Spring Salon | Springville, Utah | 2019

Scenes of Sanpete: Duo Exhibition | Hub City Gallery, Mt Pleasant, Utah | 2018

Scandinavian Festival | Ephraim, Utah | 2010

Scandinavian Festival | Ephraim, Utah | 2011

2nd Annual Utah's Beauty & Heritage Artwalk | Fairview, Utah | 2018

Honorable Mention

Orem Arts in the Park | Orem, Utah | 2011

Best of Show

3rd Annual Utah's Beauty & Heritage Artwalk | Fairview, Utah | 2019

Honorable Mention

Duo Landscape Exhibition | Fairview Museum of History and Art, Fairview, Utah | 2019

Independent Study

Portait Drawing & Painting Workshop | Beaux-Arts Academy | 2018

Instructors Nikki Covington & Andrew Payne

Introduction to Oil Painting Workshop | Master's Academy of Art | 2018

Instructor Ryan Brown

Florence Academy of Art | Semester of Intensive Drawing

Via Aretina, 293, Florence, Italy

Florence Classical Arts Academy | Russian Academy of Art | currently studying

Instructors: Svetlana Kurbatskaya, Sergey Kurbatskii, Svetlana Terekhina

Via Giuseppe Galliano 78, Florence, Italy

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