watercolor • drawing • origami • jewelry

Tamlyn Akins at workI grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, and have known since before I could sign my name that I would become an artist.
Having studied in both the arts and crafts, I am an artist with many interests. Among my specialties are florals, animal portraits, naturescapes, and mandalas (circular, symetrical designs). In addition to fine art media, I enjoy creating jewelry and origami forms.

In 1980 I received my BFA with High Distinction in Drawing from the California College of Arts & Crafts (now California College of the Arts), and in 1983 I moved to Madison, Wisconsin, with the intention of making art my life's work.

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  • Haleakala Crater
  • Nautilus Necklace
  • Hexagon Box Assortment

Since then my work has been exhibited internationally, honored with awards, and purchased for numerous private and corporate collections. In 2001 I moved my home and studio into the rural hills of Black Earth (Town of Vermont), fullfilling a lifelong dream to live and work in the country. I am currently an active member of the Mount Horeb Area Arts Association and the Wisconsin Visual Artists.

DOOR PRIZES: Several door prizes will be given to selected visitors who participate in the drawing.

DEMONSTRATION: I will be working on projects throughout the weekend as follows: Friday - origami; Saturday - jewelry; Sunday - painting/drawing.

STUDIO ACCESS: My home and studio are on a hill at the top of a circular drive. Visitors are encouraged to drive up. Main exhibit areas are on ground floor with access through the garage (used as a gallery) and an inside doorway. Some art will also be displayed in the stairwell of my home. Refreshments will be served.

Credit Cards are accepted by this artist.

Tamlyn Akins Art & Design
4629 County Road JJ, Black Earth, WI 53515 | 608-767-1281
tamlyn@chorus.net | tamlynakins.com | akinscreations.com