• 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

Latest news

Workshops booking now

New autumn dates for in-person drawing workshops in the Edinburgh area. I'll be teaching charcoal drawing at Edinburgh Palette and running woodland drawing workshops in beautiful locations around the Lothians.
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A short film about my work

Announcing 'Foraging', the first of a series of short films about my work and the trees, places and ideas which inspire me. Made by friend and collaborator Steve Smart.