Micheal Heffernan

Born in Ossining, NY

Lives & Works in Montrose, NY

For as long as I can remember I have wanted to create works of art for a living. Drawing and painting and just creating art from my imagination has always excited me in a way nothing else could. As early as nine, I remember having a desire  to create entirely new worlds.

Through my early 20’s I sold some of my tribalesque designs to tattoo shops in West Texas. In my mid 20’s I started incorporating names into my tribalesque designs making money from their commissions. I’m now working with an airbrush to see what new techniques I can incorporate into my names.

2012 I took a drawing class with local Hudson Valley Artist, Bob Heinrich to expand my repertoire and play in different mediums. He had me working in charcoal and graphite and all kinds of things I wasn’t used to, I loved it. He always told me that if I put color into my work that I could really have something great but I was a black and white artist and liked what I was doing.

In 2017, my old roommate, whom I hadn’t seen in far too long but had just spoken to a few days earlier, passed away suddenly. At that point I decided to do something I had never shown interest in before, I started painting and using lots of colors. People always tell me how much they enjoy my use of colors, and I haven't looked back


Nov 2017 -  I was in a group exhibit in Peekskill. That was my first public showing.

Feb 2018 -  I had my first solo exhibit at another Peekskill Gallery.

For the past 2 summers I have been involved in what is called The Truck Stop Gallery during the Open Studios weekend in June in Peekskill.

June & July   201 9- I had an exhibit at the Hen Hud Library and have since been invited back to display again at the end of 2021.

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