B. Emerson, whose artwork focuses on detailed graphite pencil and paper illustrations depicting a variety of themes, will be returning to Mulberry Art Studios this November with her new body of work entitled DARK GRAIN. The exhibit opens with a First Friday Reception on November 5th from 5pm until 9pm, and will run throughout the month of November. Guests who wish to view the artwork during the week should call the gallery at 717-295-1949. Mulberry Art Studios is located in historic downtown Lancaster at 19-21 North Mulberry Street, and offers free parking in their private lot behind the gallery.
DARK GRAIN portrays emotion driven imagery with graphite and paper, with pieces on a small to large scale making it easy for visual appreciation – while also leaving the viewer craving more. Each piece has depth and movement through perspective, rich tone Halliday and contrast with usage of black and white with the incorporation of wood grain. B.Emerson’s inspiration comes from a deeply rooted fascination with nature, people, life events, as well as all things visually tantalizing. It is simple, contrasting and eye-catching at the same time, yet mesmerizing for the audience. B.Emerson‘s inspiration for this exhibit is part of the healing process that was brought on in 2020 after the death of her spouse. She has used art as a way to combat severe and debilitating anxiety and depression, and hopes to spread awareness that art can bring healing for all of life‘s traumas.
B. Emerson is an artist from West Reading, Pennsylvania, with a focus on detailed graphite pencil and paper illustrations depicting a variety of themes. Since a young age, making art has always been a way of life. After college, working in other industries and starting a family, Emerson rediscovered her love for drawing after the recent death of her spouse. Graphite pencil and paper is Emerson‘s preferred media to express deep emotion and movement for her dark dream-like seams. In earlier works, the inspiration of wood grain was partially used in paintings but not in its entirety as it is today. It has now become a signature style for the work of B. Emerson.
For more information please visit www.mulberryartstudios.com.
Phone: (717) 295-1949
21 N Mulberry Street
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603