• After the parting
  • Birken
  • Drawing Chatsworth oaks
  • Dalkeith split phoenix oak
  • Standing on the edge
  • Meander
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 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

New work

Landmarks in Calder Wood

Introducing my latest body of work in charcoal, inspired by the 'landmark trees' of Calder Wood. Muscular trunks, delicate twiggery, dynamic forms and lost fragments in that most ancient of drawing mediums.
New work

Calder Wood: Contemporary perspectives on an ancient woodland

New exhibition at Linlithgow Burgh Halls, 20th October 2023 – 21st January 2024

I am one of five artists spanning a variety of approaches, presenting works made over four seasons in response to the life and history of Calder Wood.
Calder Wood: Contemporary perspectives on an ancient woodland