Sara Brennan originally studied tapestry at Edinburgh College of Art. Her work is an unspoken response to the landscape. Using a refined and reduced approach to colour and form, her work takes two routes; weaving either from her drawings or reacting and responding in smaller works to yarns as they are placed directly next to each other. Sara Brennan obsessively explores the meetings that occur through the surface quality and by a manipulation and an exploitation of the line. She has exhibited internationally and her work is held in numerous public collections.

‘I work from a series of drawings and paintings, often repeatedly exploring the translation of a surface or mark into tapestry. I also work as a direct response to the reaction and relationship between yarns, with a disciplined and restrained approach to colour, tone and form. Choosing each yarn is as important to me and the tapestry as making the original drawing. The yarn must work to help balance and convey the feel and mood. It is vital in the interpretation of the drawing, bringing the tapestry to life...' - Sara Brennan, 2017.

Public Collections include: 

Aberdeen City Art Gallery and Museums; HBOS Headquarters, Edinburgh; Scottish Parliament Building, Edinburgh; Shipley Art Gallery

  • Reservoir Tree II View details
    Reservoir Tree II
    Sara Brennan

    Reservoir Tree II

    2019
    linen, cotton, sewing threads
    H:40cm W:37cm
    £3,250
    Photograph: Shannon Tofts
  • Reservoir Tree IV View details
    Reservoir Tree IV
    Sara Brennan

    Reservoir Tree IV

    2019
    acid free tissue, pen, pencil
    H:19cm W:12.5cm
    £960
    Photograph: Shannon Tofts
  • Reservoir Tree III View details
    Reservoir Tree III
    Sara Brennan

    Reservoir Tree III

    2019
    acid free tissue, pen, pencil
    H:18cm W:12.5cm
    £960
    Photograph: Shannon Tofts
  • Deep Forest with Old Grey/Blue View details
    Deep Forest with Old Grey/Blue
    Sara Brennan

    Deep Forest with Old Grey/Blue

    2016
    linen, wool, cotton, sewing threads
    H:74cm W:94cm
    £8,200
    Photograph: Shannon Tofts
  • Deep Forest with Old Green View details
    Deep Forest with Old Green
    Sara Brennan

    Deep Forest with Old Green

    2015
    linen, wool, cotton, sewing threads
    H:70cm W:36cm
    £7,200
    Photograph: Shannon Tofts
  • Two Black Linen Verticals with Old Grey/Green View details
    Two Black Linen Verticals with Old Grey/Green
    Sara Brennan

    Two Black Linen Verticals with Old Grey/Green

    2018
    cotton, silk, linen, wool, sewing threads
    H:34cm W:38cm
    £2,800
    Photograph: Shannon Tofts
  • Black Linen Vertical with Old Grey/Green View details
    Black Linen Vertical with Old Grey/Green
    Sara Brennan

    Black Linen Vertical with Old Grey/Green

    2018
    cotton, linens, wool, sewing threads
    H:35cm W:38cm
    £2,800
    Photograph: Shannon Tofts
  • Black Cotton Horizontal with Dark Green View details
    Black Cotton Horizontal with Dark Green
    Sara Brennan

    Black Cotton Horizontal with Dark Green

    2018
    wool, linen, cotton, sewing threads
    H:38cm W:35cm
    £2,800
    Photograph: Shannon Tofts
  • Two Forests with Old Green I View details
    Two Forests with Old Green I
    Sara Brennan

    Two Forests with Old Green I

    2018
    linen, wool, cotton, sewing threads
    H:120cm W:120cm
    £11,000
    Photograph: Shannon Tofts

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