Brian Whelan

Brian Whelan’s bold, large-scale paintings have an 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

As a son of immigrants, I am no stranger to a new culture. Spending time in the US with my American wife has given me another address but the drive of my work remains the same: a search for a spiritual and metaphorical home, which finds some consolation in the subjects I choose to paint. These themes are often narratives drawn from life’s comic tragedies, on both secular and religious planes.

Forthcoming Exhibitions

Commission of Rev. John Roberts Exhibition

International Tour

Sage Community Arts
21 W. Brundage Street
Upcoming Show: Nicolaysen Art Museum May 20th through August

Saturday, June 3, 2023 — Tuesday, June 3, 2025

Thirteen commissioned paintings about the late Rev. Dr. John Roberts will premiere at the John Roberts Festival, then embark on an international tour.

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Brian Whelan home and studio on Westport Road

Connecticut USA


…Brian is an artist of great skill, depth, and integrity, informed by both medieval and contemporary sensibilities.

Rev. Dr Peter Doll, Canon Librarian, Norwich Cathedral

Contact Us

For enquiries about Brian’s art, please call Wendy at 1.540.303.0734 or fill out the form below.

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