June 4-6, 2021 – Daily 10-5 – Mt. Horeb, New Glarus, Blanchardville, Barneveld, Black Earth, Mazomanie

Tamlyn Akins

Watercolor, pastel, origami, jewelry

#3 on the Tour Map

This studio WILL be open for the Spring Art Tour

Tamlyn Akins Art & Design (14th year on Tour)

4629 County Road JJ, Black Earth, WI 53515
(608) 767-1281 | tamlynakins@gmail.com

  • This artist accepts credit cards
  • Access: My home and studio are on a hill at the top of a steep 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.
  • See more of Akin’s work at Tamlyn Akins Art & Design
Spring Blossoming, watercolor by Tamlyn Akins

Spring Blossoming


Jane Varda painting of Amber Waves

Greenhouse Sunrise


Green glass necklace by Tamlyn Akins

Green glass necklace


Watercolor, pastel, origami, jewelry

I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, and have known since before I could sign my name that I wanted to be an artist. Having studied in both the arts and crafts, I am an artist with many interests. Among my specialties are close-up Florals, Animal Portraits, Naturescapes, and Mandalas (meditative symmetrical designs). In addition to fine art media, I enjoy creating jewelry and origami art forms.

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

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 (Vermont Township), fulfilling a lifelong dream to live and work in the country. I currently maintain membership in the Mount Horeb Area Arts Association, Wisconsin Visual Artists, and Wisconsin Alliance of Artists & Craftspeople.

DOOR PRIZES: Visitors who make a purchase at my studio may enter a drawing for assorted prizes.

Tamlyn Akins at work in her studio

Spring Art Tour Demonstration

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

Origami 'Greening the Garden' by Tamlyn Akins