The benefits of eating locally grown food and painting local scenes come together with “Sustainable Paintings: The Local Landscape,” an exhibition of landscape paintings by Waldoboro artist Anne Heywood, at Savory Maine Dining and Provisions, 11 Water St. There will be an artist’s reception Friday, May 16, from 3 to 5 p.m.

Connecting to places that recharge the body, soul and mind is so very important today, said Heywood.

“Landscape paintings inspired by the nooks and crannies of my local natural environment do exactly that for me. Rendering these pieces becomes a matter of creating paintings that are timeless, give comfort and ‘feed’ the soul,” she said.

Heywood is an artist, author of “Pastels Made Easy” and workshop instructor. She has received many honors and awards, most recently the International Association of Pastel Societies’ 2013 Silver Award and the 2012 Dr. Adrian Tinsley Award for Achievement in the Arts from Massachusetts’ Bridgewater State University. She is a member of River Arts; a signature member of the Pastel Society of America; and an artist member of the National Association of Women Artists.

Heywood’s writings and paintings have been featured in international books and magazines such as Australian Artist Magazine and The Best of Sketching and Drawing. She exhibits, paints, and offers workshops in her studio/gallery, Artwork by A. Heywood, and also maintains a working studio in East Bridgewater, Mass.

The show runs until June 17. Savory Maine Dining and Provisions is open Wednesdays through Sundays, daily in June. Savory Maine sources more than 90 percent of its food from Maine and essentially all of it is organically grown, grass fed or wild harvested. For more information, call 563-2111; or visit or the Facebook page (Savory Maine Organic Restaurant).

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or