“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.


“It’s as if a medieval stone mason had been given a box of paints.”
Brother Vaughan, Society of St. Francis

''Clear, strong, prayerful work, with joy at its centre.''
Art critic Sister Wendy Beckett

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