• Meander
  • Beecraigs beech 3
  • Dalkeith split phoenix oak
  • Harestanes rooted beech
Through an intense process of connecting, looking and drawing, my dialogue with trees asks not just what they look like, but also what looking at trees can tell us about ourselves.

As an artist I am inspired by the forms and stories of old trees, how humans, animals and natural processes have shaped them. My art encourages us to look at trees in new ways and to think about our ancient, layered relationships with them as living organisms.

I work from my studio near Edinburgh and in woodland locations around Scotland and my native Peak District. I sell direct from the studio, from exhibitions and through my shop.

“Tansy’s Phoenix trees have a healing property; she has translated these special places which makes them magical for me. Her work has lifted a certain ‘film’ from my eyes – I look at trees with different eyes now!”
Maria Van Dalen, collector

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Current exhibition

My solo exhibition ‘On Tree Time’ explores the way trees adapt and endure in the face of adversity. After a successful run at Edinburgh Palette it remains open online until August.
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Permission to draw live online course

I believe that drawing is a skill which can be taught and which anyone can learn. ‘Permission to Draw’ is designed to help you reconnect with an inquiring, child-like view of the world and learn to see and represent it in your own way.
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