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In Rome, Italy Dr. Heiens took lessons on painting in oil and acrylics from Professor Sergio Graziani, a famous artist, and actor. When he returned to the States, he taught art to seventh graders in Illinois. He obtained a Doctorate Degree in Education Technology in 2006. He has had private commissions from clients in Italy, Germany, the UK, and in the United States, Illinois, Missouri, South Carolina, California, Florida, and Washington
Dr. Heiens is an accomplished international artist whose colorful abstract expressionist works never fail to solicit an emotional reaction from the viewer. His paintings are mostly abstract in nature, with some figurative art as well. His abstracts highlight shapes and colors. Using color intensity and simplicity of composition, his works make a significant impact without crowding the canvas. His paintings have a wonderful balance and handling of acrylics and are intended to catch the eye of the beholder with their colors and shapes, which tell a story. His paintings have a balance of color composition, warm/cold/neutral, with a mix of different round and edged components. There are clear boundaries filled with soft shifting nuances. He uses layering of the paints to create the richness in the colors with light and darks being well placed. He picked up gallery presentations in Texas and London after selling his works on Instagram.

Recent Achievements include:

Award of Recognition  Artist’s Eye Gallery, Lake Worth, FL “Art Restart” Juried Exhibition March 16 – April 11, 2021, Award of Recognition.

Artios Gallery, N.Y. ”Empirical Abstraction” Curated online Art Exhibition April 20 – June 20, 2021. Award of Recognition.

 Featured Artist  Artist’s Eye Gallery, Lake Worth, FL.
“Art Insight”  Juried show May 18 – June 26, 2021.

Featured in The Working Artist May 2021 Edition IV of the Averageart Magazine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Featured in Corriere dell’Arte / Courrier des Arts Modern and Contemporary Art Magazine July 5 – August 15 Edition, Torino, Italy

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