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

“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

“His work is bold and commanding.”
Seamus Heaney, Nobel Laureate

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

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