• 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

A long remembered tree

The origins of the 'Ghosts'

The creative process can be slow, convoluted and surprising. My most recent body of work began with a memorable meeting with a tree 12 years ago and has been incubating all those years. Read more about that tree and hear the background to the new works in my 'Ghosts' Artist Talk.
A long remembered tree

Exhibition News

New Ghosts on show

‘Ghosts’ is open now at the Kilmorack Gallery, near Beauly, Inverness-shire. This beautiful gallery in a converted church is the perfect setting for a gathering of eleven new charcoal works. Featuring large dramatic drawings alongside small studies, it's a body of work I've been developing this winter considering our human/arboreal relationships.
Exhibition News