Philip Brennan’s art reflects a deep relationship with the land, the passing year and the creatures, flora and people that inhabit it. Coming from the background of the last of the small farms of his native County Clare, he has followed his own lights to explore and gain inspiration from that homeland. His best paintings show a keen sense of observation and affection for a multiplicity of subjects and in his atmospheric watercolours he has found the perfect vehicle for expressing his obsessions. As one reviewer of his ‘Clare’ book wrote, “through the black and white of the trees, Brennan paints the colour supernatural”.
His writing lyrically mirrors his art work.