North Point Mall has partnered with two very talented artists for an artist showcase. Take an art walk visiting various storefronts with artwork featuring these local artists.
Barbara Rush | @barbararushfineart
Lola Okunola | @contempoafricano
Barbara Rush has been a professional artist since 2007, a gallery owner since 2009, and an animal lover her entire life.
Nationally Renown Animal Artist, Barbara Rush, is a very colorful and structured award winning acrylic artist. Her work has been influenced by cubist artists such as Picasso, Albert Gleizes, Juan Gris, and Jean Metzinger, but her style, GeoCubism, is uniquely her own.
In 2004, after attending a museum exhibit (at The High Museum, Atlanta GA) featuring master cubists, Ms. Rush was so struck by the essence of the cubists’ deconstruction of their subjects, that she was inspired to begin drawing again, after a five year hiatus from art.
Lola Okunola is an award winning African American mixed media artist, whose work is exhibited at ZarI Gallery in London. Her art pieces were recently featured on the CBS prime time show premiere “Bob Hearts Abishola” Season 3. She’s also a West Elm resident artist in Atlanta, GA and Houston, TX. Lola draws inspiration from African culture and fashion which is heavily displayed in her vibrant and textured array of work. Her one of a kind pieces have drawn attention globally and are fast becoming the trendy artsy brand to wear.