1957 - ?

Brian Whelan

Brian F. Whelan, was born at Rathdown, Ireland on 3 May 1957 of Irish parents but he grew up in London. He studied at Ealing Technical College, London 1976-1978; Kingston Polytechnic, Surrey 1979-1882, gaining a B.A. (hons) degree, Fine Art; Munch Museum, Oslo, Norway in 1981, being awarded a Picker Travel and Study Scholarship and at the Royal Academy of Art 1982-1985. Brian's journey as an artist found its definitive gateway just outside his own door, in the medieval churches of East Anglia, his home of 25 years. Brian was a tutor at the Ipswich School of Art 1988-1989 and in 1994. His works, like much medieval art, depict a sublime comedy of life's glories and tragedies on both religious and secular planes. His paintings, like the 'Martyrdom of St Edmund' can be found in St Edmundsbury Cathedral, and in collections worldwide. His solo shows include, the Marian Shrine of Walsingham in Norfolk 2004; the Galician city of Santiago de Compostela, Spain 2010; St Michael and All Angels in Barnes, London 2010; Sacred Space in Notting Hill, London 2010; St Martin of the Fields, Trafalgar Square, London 2011; Norwich Cathedral, Norfolk 2011 and St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Suffolk. Beginning in 2013 he and his American wife Wendy Roseberry, split their time between the Bluemont Studio in Virginia, the UK and Ireland. http://www.brianwhelan.co.uk

Works by This Artist