Harold Heikens was born in Bolsward in 1963 and grew up in Papendrecht. He lives in Wijk bij Duurstede since 1983. Only between 1986 and 1993 he lived in Zeist en the Dominican Republic. He started in 1978 as a stencil artist and started again in 2015.
“Goodbey webdesign and compromises – Hello art for the purpose of expression without being influenced by any disturbing force!”
The last 10 years I worked as a web designer. Designing on the computer is awesome, but being a successful designer doesn’t end at building websites. It’s about creating business solutions. I had some artistic success, but didn’t like managing the business side of design at all.
I lost contact with my creative inner source and the joy in playing with colours and shapes. In the spring of 2015 I realized I had to go back to the time where I still had fun in unloading my creativity. I bought some spray paint, paper and an x-acto knife…
That resulted in the first stencil artwork I made after 33 years. It was birthday present for my mother-in-law. Used a pic of her late husband when he was 19 years old. Size 50 x 30cm – 19,7 x 11, 8 inch – 4 layers – Liquitex Spray Paint
After more than 30 years I still knew how to design, cut and spray stencils. Above all I really enjoyed doing it and found back happiness in designing.
I won’t stop cutting and spraying I’ll use this website to show you the results.