“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.


“Brian’s cityscapes have frantic energy.”
‘Amelia’, Melbourne’s Street Poet

“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

"I think God has His hand on Brian... His art is so original and comes from within, which always makes people think.”

Art critic, Sister Wendy Beckett