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 (meditative symmetrical 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.

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 currently maintain membership in the Mount Horeb Area Arts Association and Wisconsin Visual Artists.

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  • Fun with Frogs #3
  • Large Iridescent Bead necklace
  • Greenhouse sunrise

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

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

STUDIO 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. 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
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