www.tamlynakins.com and akinscreations.com
Winter Icing, watercolor & ink
Tamlyn Akins received her BFA with High Distinction from the California College of Arts & Crafts in 1980. Though Akins is fascinated with the patterns, textures and geometry of jewelry and origami, she finds her greatest inspiration comes through an intimate relationship with nature. When drawing and painting, much time is spent in observation as she works toward a realistic representation that has an ethereal quality and a sense of depth and the infinite. Her work has been described as strongly rendered with a subtle hint of Impressionism.

"So often we rush through life and fail to notice the beauty around us. Sometimes combining the real with the imaginary, it is my intention to create imagery which fascinates, uplifts, and heightens the senses. I enjoy presenting unusual perspectives such as closeups of orchids, looking up through trees, or the surprising three-dimensional elements of origami, encouraging viewers to use new eyes."
~ Tamlyn Akins
Black Earth , WI
WVA membership status:
watercolor, pastel/pencil, origami, jewelry

Autumn Leaving, watercolor & ink

Osmosis, watercolor & origami

White Orchids V, watercolor & colored pencil

Summer Seeding, watercolor & ink


Spring Art Tour June 10-12
Visit open studios in Dane County

Naturescapes by Tamlyn Akins