North Point Mall has partnered with 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

Carmen Gray

Barbara Rush

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. Email:

Lola Okunola 

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. Email:

Carmen Gray

Carmen Gray is a professional artist who creates custom and unique illustrations, paintings and artwork for her clients. Her husband and two sons inspired her to pursue her art passion and establish Gray Art Company in Alpharetta, Georgia. Carmen’s passion began when her high school teacher entered her work in an art show. Since then, she has steadily increased her clientele for clothing design, backdrops, wall and ceiling murals and business logos. She has also held art exhibits and Champagne and Canvas events throughout Atlanta. She uses a combination of medium to enhance the creative process, each idea manifests its own individual style with endless possibilities. Carmen lives by her company slogan, Gray Art Company “where creativity is manifested.”  Email: