Bringing people and trees together

Article about artist Tansy Lee Moir in the Arboricultural Association magazineAn article published in the Arboricultural Association members magazine Spring 2024, written by Ruthe Davis.

Trees are beautiful, and frequently feature in artwork. But while many artists show trees with a stylistic appearance and as part of a wider landscape scene, Tansy Lee Moir depicts them as individuals, using a deeply personal portrait style. I visited this artist in her South Queensferry studio to learn more about her work.


Women talking trees

What happens when two ‘tree women’ get together? This conversation!

Cheryl Duerden is a forester and ancient tree champion who runs a blog and Instagram account for people who work with, protect, love and learn about trees. I was delighted that she invited me to be interviewed for her ‘Talking Giants’ series last month as she was particularly keen to have a female interviewee for the International Women’s day edition.

We had such a warm and interesting conversation, ranging around how my artwork has grown and been influenced by my subject to some more philosophical musings on our relationships with trees.

You can watch it here and have a peek at my tidied up studio in the background.


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Thanks to Cheryl for the opportunity to share my art and for being a great host. She’s had lots of other interesting guests too – look for her ‘Talking Giants’ posts and immerse yourself in some tree talk.


Featured artist in Herbology News


I’m delighted to be this month’s featured artist in the beautiful publication Herbology News. Have a look here for a thoughtful and inspiring read with a deep connection to nature. Thanks to Editor Kyra for inviting me and to the design team for showing my work so beautifully alongside the articles. On the cover is ‘Cascade’ from my new ‘Rivers of oak’ series of charcoals.