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About Me


Beth Emmott

Beth Emmott

Other work:

Photos used in my old blog headers—some of my faves... .

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 Computer graphics for Graphic Design Students at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson 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 as well as Graphic Design courses. 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 drawing, painting, printmaking and fiber. My graduate degree is in Illustration, and a perfect vacation for me is spent studying and exploring one or the other of these areas. This past summer I studied tapersty weaving in the Rocky Mountains with Rebecca Mezoff. The media was fiber but the subject for me was about imagemaking and being inspired by my surroundings. Also, my fiber work has been influencing the pace of my other work, bring an introspection to it that I find enriching.

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