Michael Whelan is fond of music and martial arts, has a black belt for Kempo. The artist is married. Michael Whelan and Audrey Price have two children: Alex and Adrian.
In the painting “Patrol” of Michael Whelan, huge griffon birds frozen in stone are depicted. They, as if the guardians of the immutable secret laws of eternity, keeping the memory of the departed civilizations, stood at the foot of the same silent, majestic mountains.