“Brian Whelan’s bold, large scale paintings have immense physical presence. They’re loaded with imagery and design, densely configured into a rich pattern of considerable complexity.”

Victoria Donohoe, art critic, Philadelphia Inquirer

Welcome to Brian Whelan's website, an authoratative source of information about the life and work of the celebrated London Irish artist. This site contains many examples of Brian's art as well as information on permanent and forthcoming exhibitions where you can see the paintings at first hand.

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“Whelan’s art rescues the rich treasury of Catholic iconography from the fog of syncretist, solipsistic thinking.”
Martin Boland, Dean of Brentwood Cathedral

“He goes to dark, grim places, places that in the modern world we like to pretend don’t exist and when he gets there he cracks jokes. This work is the work of the medieval jester.”
Joe Horgan, Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award winner

“It is rare to find a contemporary artist so confident in his portrayal of traditional religious themes.”
Rev. Canon John McLuckie, St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh

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