At age eight, Heinze began studying under the late Helen Carkin, a renowned batik artist. Throughout high school and college he won various art awards and worked at Pittard Sullivan, where he helped design set pieces for TNT and NBC and storyboarded commercials for large corporate clients. After that, Heinze was the illustrator for York Publishing before earning an MBA from California State University, Chico, and a PhD from Florida Atlantic University. He has sinced worked on projects for Disney, the NBA, Oracle, Simon & Schuster, Cosmos-Maya Studios, Applewood Books, Arcadia Publishing, and more.
In 2021 Heinze pivoted to fine art and is focused on creating paintings that capture a feeling of mystery, beauty, and melancholy.
I like to paint dark, lonely, mysterious, beautiful pictures - to reach the unreachable, to discover the undiscoverable, to touch the divine.
2023 "ArtPHL" - Featured Artist, ArtPHL, Palm Harbor, Florida
2023 "Sweet Death" - House of Shadows, Tampa, Florida
2023 "Drawn" - House of Shadows, Tampa, Florida
2023 "Big" - Five Deuces Galleria, Saint Petersburg, Florida
2022 "Nightmare on Kennedy" - House of Shadows, Tampa, Florida
2022 "Black and White" - Five Deuces Galleria, Saint Petersburg, Florida
2022 "Dia de los Muertos 3" - Atelier de SoSi, Saint Petersburg, Florida
2022 "POP!" - Art Center Sarasota, curated by Danny Olda, Sarasota, Florida
2022 "Happy" - Five Deuces Galleria, Saint Petersburg, Florida
2022 "ArtPHL" - ArtPHL, Palm Harbor, Florida
2021 Nathan Heinze - "Emerging Artist" - John Brock Art Alcove, Palm Harbor, Florida
2022 Best of Show, "Music to my Eyes" - Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin, Florida
2022 Honorable Mention, "POP!" - Art Center Sarasota, curated by Danny Olda, Sarasota, Florida
2011 First Place Award, "Mystery" - Suntan Art Center, Saint Petersburg, Florida
"Dreaming of Christmas" Book review, Osprey Observer
ArtPHL 2023 Promo Video