In our latest glimpse into the creative mind, discover how the works of art found in the National Portrait Gallery and Tate’s permanent collections have inspired Sarah Bryan of ID:SR
John Russell, Les Terrasses de Monte Cassino, about 1889
Private collection courtesy of Nevill Keating Pictures
If this piece were to be analysed in isolated sections, inch by inch, it might be difficult to decipher it as natural landscape. To me, it’s an experimentation in colour, with layers of contrasting hues and tones, all clashing and blending in an almost anarchic sense. It feels like a perfect balance of truth and artist’s licence to be able to depict such beautiful scenery with so little colour realism – we are seeing this purely through the mindset of the artist, and how they experienced the natural world at that specific moment in time.
With considerable experience designing and delivering a broad range of projects, Sarah Bryan’s work is underpinned by her expertise in the strategic briefing phases of projects. This ensures that the work she leads is built upon solid strategic foundations, with the finished design – whether it be a small-scale space or workplace masterplan – designed to perfectly fit the cultural aspirations and business plans of clients, both now and into the future.
Clients that have benefited from her strategy-led, thoughtful approach include major broadcasters as well as advertising and media organisations. Her award-winning designs have a track record of creating engaging and enduring places to work and socialise, with a keen eye for detail and adventurous use of materials uplifting these spaces.
Bryan joined ID:SR as a graduate and – after gaining wider industry expertise – returned to the practice in 2016 as an associate.