Tom Heatherly

Tom Heatherly is the Muncie Artists Guild’s featured artist for March 2021. Heatherly worked at Muncie Community Schools for more than two decades before retiring in 2011. Since that time, he has been pursuing his passion for oil painting. His hard work at honing his painting skills has paid off with success as he has won several awards for his paintings in the past ten years. In 2019 he won the Peoples’ Choice Award at the Muncie Artists Guild’s Annual Show.  


Heatherly prefers to paint people, landscapes, and buildings. His wartime experience also influences his artwork.  Heatherly is a Vietnam War Army Veteran who served in the 25th Infantry Division and the 101st Airborne Division from 1970 to 1971. He has created several paintings of soldiers in action from this time period. One of these paintings is proudly on permanent display in the Yorktown American Legion. 

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A Stroll Through The Park - Oils

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1913 Wheeling Bridge - Oils

2021 MAG Annual Show Award Recipient

Father and Son Oil on Canvas
2nd Place

Rick Oil on Canvas
3rd Place

2020 MAG Annual Show Award Recipient

Uber - Oils

2nd Place, Merchant Award, Oil.

Chuck and Friends - Oils

Honorable mention