Fintan Whelan

Fintan Whelan pours, tilts and tips his materials to create intriguing abstract compositions inspired by landscapes and the human form.
Fintan's swirling shapes and billowing colours elicit a plethora of emotional and intellectual responses.
Despite the appearance of serendipity, Fintan’s approach is one of constant reassessment and contemplation.

Irish artist Fintan Whelan, born 1967 in Dublin, stands out for his large-scale mixed-media abstracts with oils, varnishes and pigments on canvas. Fintan trained at the Dun Laoghaire School of Art and the Dublin Institute of Technology, studying Art and Design and Graphic Design respectively. Fintan had his first solo show in 2005 and has since gone on to exhibit his work worldwide.

Fintan Whelan’s Style and Approach

As an artist, Fintan focuses on what stimulates his own curiosity and creativity. His abstract compositions are inspired both by landscapes and by his fascination with the organic. He aspires to create resonances between texture and the dynamic details of light. Form, texture, shadow, movement and energy are all themes that dominate his work, which reflects each one as he experiences it. For example, the fittingly titled Immerse Yourself, oil on canvas, reawakens the imagination, its themes prompting a plethora of emotional and intellectual reactions in the viewer. The artist’s mixed-media practice has developed through a continual process of experimentation and application of new materials and techniques, each pushing his process to its limits. This continual development is a key element to his work.

Collections and Exhibitions

Fintan has enjoyed worldwide exhibitions from London to New York and Germany where the artist now resides. His work has also been acquired by collectors across North America, Europe and Australia.

Selected Works

Luminous Transitions  by Fintan Whelan

Luminous Transitions

Paintings - 150x200 cm
Orchard Rain by Fintan Whelan

Orchard Rain

Paintings - 160x120 cm
Hidden Legacies by Fintan Whelan

Hidden Legacies

Paintings - 50x50 cm
Sparkle and Shine by Fintan Whelan

Sparkle and Shine

Paintings - 75x125 cm
Bathed in Light by Fintan Whelan

Bathed in Light

Paintings - 80x65 cm
Valley of the Echoes by Fintan Whelan

Valley of the Echoes

Paintings - 120x150 cm
Suburban Skies by Fintan Whelan

Suburban Skies

Paintings - 70x70 cm
Luxuriance by Fintan Whelan


Paintings - 90x160 cm
Initiating Energy by Fintan Whelan

Initiating Energy

Paintings - 150x200 cm
Among the Flames IV by Fintan Whelan

Among the Flames IV

Paintings - 70x70 cm

Uncovered Nature

Paintings - 140x160 cm


Paintings - 140x160 cm

On the back of the Wind

Paintings - 130x130 cm


Paintings - 80x80 cm

The Light Is Blue

Paintings - 140x200 cm

Ephemeral Pursuit

Paintings - 60x150 cm


Paintings - 120x190 cm

More than rain

Paintings - 90x150 cm

In the Mood

Paintings - 100x100 cm

Radiant Life

Paintings - 105x90 cm

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