Barbara Rush is a very colorful and structured award-winning acrylic artist. Her work has been influenced by cubists such as Robert Delaunay and Picasso, but her style is uniquely her own. She creates elegant outlines of animals, then fills them with heavily gridded shapes, or curves, that in the same moment break apart and hold the subject matter together. Life is molded from lines, and shapes that are infused with rich colors…capturing the essence of your favorite animals on canvas.
A professional artist since 2007, she has painted over 300 paintings with more than 80% of them sold. Her art can be found in Corporate and Private collections around the world and even (as of 2021-22) on the side of a 47’ yacht that is traveling The Great Loop (6000 miles around the eastern portion of the USA). Over the years, she has been awarded several best in show, and first place ribbons in painting, and was selected by the Polk Museum of Art to be the Official Artist of the Mayfaire 2020. In 2022, her art became part of North Point Mall’s Art Experience and her Hope for Peace for the Ukraine painting was given a prominent wall to encourage people to donate to UNICEF.
In the spirit of community, Ms. Rush owned and managed a co-op art gallery, in Roswell, GA, for 11 years. She was also represented in several other local galleries. In 2019, Ms. Rush was selected as a Top 10 Finalist, at the Design N Gather Convention, for an installation in the NoMad Hotel in NYC. She was elected President of the Alpha Arts Guild in 2022.
Her work has been featured on the Cover of the Chronicle of the Horse Magazine (2011) and her original style was discussed in the Atlanta Horse Connections Magazine (2012) and North Fulton Family Magazine (2013), who said she was “reconstructing deconstructionism”. Her work was recognized by Gary White, in The Ledger Newspaper, as the Official Artist for Mayfaire 2020, and on 11 Alive – NBC network news…for “Making the Best of It!”
Ms. Rush resides in Roswell, GA., and was educated in fine art and graphic design. She holds a BFA from ODU (VA) and an MA from Syracuse University (NY).
All in all, Ms. Rush’s unique way of connecting with her subject matter, combined with her unique style and analytical analysis of interlocking shapes, makes her paintings resonate with vitality and significance in the art world.
Her original GeoCubist paintings and prints (and so much more) are for sale via her website at www.BarbaraRush.com.