Heaney Art Gallery

Heaney Art Gallery


Kevin P. Heaney

Kevin portrays the magic of the Western landscape, its people, the mystery of its ghost towns and its beautiful old architecture. Fifth generation Montanan born in Butte, raised and educated in Deer Lodge comes from a pioneer background with a strong mining influence. He attended college at Montana State University, Bozeman and Western Montana College, Dillon where he received a B.S. Degree with an Art Major. He has taught art thirty-two years at the secondary level in Montana and Nevada. Has taught art classes at Western Montana College and Great Basin College, Elko, Nevada.

Kevin's paintings and drawings capture the memories of his Montana roots. His work has been featured in many one-man exhibits including a show at the Montana Historical Society and the Northeastern Nevada Museum. He has participated in the C.M. Russell Art Show in Great Falls, Montana. The Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada. He did the poster for Bannack Day 1994, 1995 and 1996 and presented them to the Governor of Montana. Artwork has been exhibited in the National Rodeo Finals. His work is represented in the Neocon World Trade Fair in Chicago through Art-Exchange. He participated in the Buffalo Roams project at West Yellowstone. Juried International Railroad Expo, Carson City, Nevada 2008.

Kevin has been capturing ghost towns of the West for over 40 years in his paintings and drawings. He has traveled all over in the western states. He completed a traveling art exhibit of watercolors of Ghost Towns of the West.

His work was in several issues of the Montana Outdoors Magazine. He has done covers for several magazines. Has illustrated for other magazines and several books. Has won awards and has been selected in many juried shows. His work is included in permanent collections of libraries, colleges, schools and offices throughout Montana and Nevada. Works hang in private collections throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, China and Europe. He maintains a studio in Gallatin Gateway, Montana. He was Artist in Residence at the Old Montana Prison Museum in Deer Lodge from 2003 -2009.