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

  • Old Yellow Band V
    Sara Brennan

    Old Yellow Band V

    2017
    cotton, linen and wool
    H:14cm W:11cm
    £975
    Photograph: Shannon Tofts
  • Odd Yellow Bands I, II and III (triptych)
    Sara Brennan

    Odd Yellow Bands I, II and III (triptych)

    2017
    cotton, linen and wool
    H:19 (each)cm W:16 (each)cm
    £3,600
    Photograph: Shannon Tofts
  • Small Odd Yellow Vertical I
    Sara Brennan

    Small Odd Yellow Vertical I

    2017
    cotton and wool
    H:15cm W:15cm
    £1,100
    Photograph: Shannon Tofts
  • Small Grey, Blue and Brown Verticals (triptych)
    Sara Brennan

    Small Grey, Blue and Brown Verticals (triptych)

    2016
    cotton, linen and wool
    H:10 (each)cm W:10 (each)cm
    £2,200
    Photograph: Shannon Tofts
  • Small Odd Yellow Vertical II and III (diptych)
    Sara Brennan

    Small Odd Yellow Vertical II and III (diptych)

    2017
    cotton and wool
    H:15 (each)cm W:15 (each)cm
    £2,200
    Photograph: Shannon Tofts
  • Broken White Band With New Grey
    Sara Brennan

    Broken White Band With New Grey

    2011
    cotton, linen and wool
    H:78cm W:62cm
    £7,500
    Photograph: Shannon Tofts
  • Broken Black Band With New Grey/Blue
    Sara Brennan

    Broken Black Band With New Grey/Blue

    2016
    Tapestry - wool, cotton and linen
    H:74cm W:93cm
    £7,800
    Photograph: Shannon Tofts
  • Sara Brennan in her Edinburgh studio
    Sara Brennan

    Sara Brennan in her Edinburgh studio

    2017
    Photograph: Norman MacBeath