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

Brian Whelan portrait

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 with International Tour

John Roberts Tour

Ft. Washakie, Wyoming

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

Saturday, June 3rd —
Tuesday, June 3rd, 2025

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Holy City at the National Cathedral

Brian Whelan's home and art studio

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


Recent Works

Brian Whelan portrait




Contact Us

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