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Sara Brennan

Sara Brennan

Meet the Artist

Born: 1963

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

Sara Brennan’s work featured in A Considered Place -The Edit in February 2020.

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