Marla Beth Enowitz, the abstract expressionist artist behind Marla Beth Designs, is on a mission to put a little sparkle into homes and businesses with her uplifting art. This holiday season, shoppers at The Westchester can enjoy Enowitz’s latest work, a large-scale mural entitled “Gumballs,” which uses the 600 square foot windows of the former Justice store as a canvas.
With bold colors and a message of positivity, “Gumballs” features large jumping dots – some glittered to evoke movement – that brighten and transform the otherwise blank storefront.
“The window acts as a glass bowl, holding the gumballs and essentially creating a larger-than-life gumball machine,” explained Enowitz. “Many gumballs are settled, but others pop up. Seeing all these colors alongside each other felt, for me, like a metaphor for what happens when we work together. It’s fun, hopeful and meant to inspire good vibes. It also makes a perfect selfie backdrop.”
A Rye Brook mompreneur, Marla Beth Enowitz turned her love of painting from hobby to business once the pandemic hit. Her designs, described as equal parts whimsy and sophistication, are often inspired by the imaginative minds of children. Through her work, she seeks to find the rainbow lining of quarantine, turning lemons into [pink] lemonade and uplifting those around her in the process.
“Especially during these times, I want to give people a reason to smile,” said Enowitz. “I want my ‘happy art’ to bring us all together and I want it to include everyone. Some things can still be simple and pure. The innocence we once enjoyed as children may feel far away and lost, but if my work can be a reminder of that – a time that was happy and carefree – with something tangible to hang on the wall, that’s what I’d like to contribute to the world right now.”
Enowitz’s acrylics flow intuitively, forming cascading organic drips and marbling effects in vivid hues, evoking happiness, optimism and positivity. Her large-scale custom pieces are featured in some of the most beautiful private homes and businesses in the tri-state.
“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Marla and her ‘happy art’ to The Westchester this holiday season,” said Paula Kelliher, Director of Mall Marketing for The Westchester. “Gumballs is a must-see for shoppers. We’re sure everyone will enjoy taking a photo in front of this fun, winsome mural.”
Mall visitors are encouraged to snap a fun selfie in front of “Gumballs” (located on Retail Level 3), follow @marlabeth_designs on Instagram and tag their photo with #MBDGumballs for a chance to win a custom Marla Beth Designs splattered hat, neon pink mug and an original 4” x 4” mini art canvas. The giveaway will run through December 31.
Working with clients from concept to completion, Enowitz is available for virtual consultations on her commissioned art. For the latest news and updates, follow Marla Beth Designs on Instagram (@marlabeth_designs) or visit www.marlabethdesigns.com.
About Marla Beth Designs
Created by artist Marla Beth Enowitz, Marla Beth Designs is bringing a little sparkle into some of the most beautiful private homes and businesses in the New York metropolitan area. Enowitz’s acrylics flow intuitively, forming cascading organic drips and marbling effects in vivid hues, evoking happiness, optimism and positivity. The Westchester County mom turned entrepreneur specializes in creating large-scale custom abstract art, working with clients from concept to completion, while also offering a full line of mini original works. For more information, visit www.marlabethdesigns.com.
PHOTO CAPTION: Artist Marla Beth Enowitz poses with her latest work, a large-scale mural entitled “Gumballs,” which uses the 600 square foot windows of The Westchester’s former Justice store as a canvas.
PHOTO CAPTION: With bold colors and a message of positivity, “Gumballs” features large jumping dots – some glittered to evoke movement – that brighten and transform the otherwise blank storefront.