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About Me


Beth Emmott

Beth Emmott

Other work:

Pumpkin Drawings: done one Oct. for two very special guys!

Past Holiday Cards: some people bake cookies, I make cards.

Samples of my weaving are on Flickr.

I am an artist/designer/educator working in Philadelphia, PA and currently teaching Drawing and Graphic Design at Philadelphia University.

After graduating from Moore College of Art and working for a local advertising photographer, I opened a photography/design studio with my partner and husband, Bob Emmott. (You can see the many iterations of our studio at emmott.com/about/history.php.) When computers came along I designed web sites and taught college textile and fashion design students Photoshop and Illustrator. At the same time I worked as a costume historian and as a fiber artist, dyeing, spinning and weaving my own fibers and yarns. It was all about color and texture and was a wonderful balance to the tech world of web design.

I love sketching, drawing, painting and printmaking. My graduate degree is in Illustration, and a perfect vacation for me is spent studying and exploring one or the other of these areas. Recently, I have studied printmaking in Finland, painting in Campobello Island and one year another instructor and I took graduate students to Mulhouse, Fr. where we studied printed textiles at the Musée de L’Impression sur Etoffes (Museum of Printed Textiles).

Work in a variety of disciplines keeps me fresh and each feeds the other. My work often explores the mystery of a moment in time—what has happened, what is happening and what is about to happen. What events have lead up to that moment? Whether it's a painting of a lonely house on a hill, a sketch of a twisted vine or distressed textiles repurposed through eco dying, I hope to evoke these questions.

Please enjoy my work and thoughts about my world, view our studio site at emmott.com and visit my shop page. If you are interested in purchasing and or commissioning other work, you may contact me at: beth@emmott.com