Kieran Heffernan has lived and painted in Co. Waterford all his life. In 1971 he held his first solo exhibition in Farney Castle near Thurles, Co. Tipperary, as a result of which he was invited by Desmond Guinness, founder of the Irish Georgian Society to record the endangered landscapes and buildings of Ireland. This led to a lifelong interest in the Irish architectural heritage and its place in a changing landscape.
He was given an "An Taisce" award for his illustrated guide to the town of Lismore and during the 1980's he worked for Independent Newspapers as illustrator for the covers of the "Ireland's Own" magazine. He is the illustrator and co-author, with Friedrich Billensteiner of "The history of Strancally Castle" and "The Valley of the Blackwater between Lismore and Youghal."
Kieran has lectured widely on topics of Irish artistic interest and taken part in several art group exhibitions.
He is retired CEO of Co. Waterford Vocational Education Committee and a Charter Member of the International Society of Artists.