(DOC) RICHARD HEIENS, ED.D.
In Rome, Italy Dr. Heiens took lessons from Professor Sergio Graziani, a famous artist and actor on how to paint in oil and acrylics. 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, Illinois, Missouri, South Carolina, California, Florida, and Washington. His paintings are mostly abstract in nature with some figurative art as well. His abstracts highlight shapes and colors.
Dr. Heiens is an accomplished artist whose colorful abstract expressionist works never fail to solicit an emotional reaction from the viewer. Using color intensity and simplicity of composition, his works make a big impact without crowding the canvas. His paintings have a wonderful balance and handling of the 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 presentation 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. Featured Artist. Artist’s Eye Gallery, Lake Worth, FL. “Art Insight” Juried show May 18 – June 26, 2021.
Featured in the “A Renaissance 2021” Youtube Exhibition presented by the Artist of Palm Beach County Organization.
Featured in The Working Artist IV May Edition of the Averageart Magazine, Liverpool, United Kingdom