Tamlyn Akins: mandalas and pet portraiture
Watercolor, pastel, origami, jewelry…
Tamlyn does it all! As we recounted in our last post, Tamlyn was instrumental in starting the Spring Art Tour, continues securing grants for the organization (thus ensuring the Tour continues from year to year), and she also creates phenomenal artwork in a variety of media. This is her 14th year on the Tour, and she continues to work as prolifically as ever. You can see some of her recent work at her Spring Art Tour artist’s page, and in person during the Tour, as her studio will be open!
As Professor Wiki explains: Mandala as an art form first appeared in Buddhist art that were produced in India during the first century B.C.E. In New Age, the mandala is a diagram, chart or geometric pattern that represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically; a time-microcosm of the universe, but it originally meant to represent wholeness and a model for the organizational structure of life itself, a cosmic diagram that shows the relation to the infinite and the world that extends beyond and within various minds & bodies.
Tamlyn writes: “I’m finding painting mandalas to be especially calming during this stressful time.” Experiencing Akin’s work these days, we see beauty out of chaos. You can see the work in person June 4-6 at the Spring Art Tour!