• After the parting
  • Meander
  • Reunion triptych
  • Birken
  • Drawing Chatsworth oaks
  • Dalkeith split phoenix oak
  • Standing on the edge
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, by the way 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 galleries and exhibitions, and through my shop.

“Tansy’s 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

'Then & Now: 100 Years of Visual Arts Scotland

On show now at the Royal Scottish Academy

My charcoal drawing 'A moment of poise' is included in this celebratory exhibition of contemporary art and crafts from Scotland and beyond. The Edinburgh show is open every day from 17th February - 13th March. I've written about what this drawing means to me and a little about the lost tree which inspired it.
'Then & Now: 100 Years of Visual Arts Scotland

'Transforming' - Drawn in time

A new film poem about my work by Steve Smart

The artistic form of a film poem is something quite unique in the way it blends imagery, words, music and sound into an intense and deeply affecting experience. 'Transforming' is the result of a collaboration between artist, film maker and poet, performer and musician.
'Transforming' - Drawn in time