Kyle Brooks, whose art you know as BlackCatTips, has deep roots in Atlanta. The self-taught folk artist uses found materials, house paint, and bright colors. Companies like Coca-Cola, the Weather Channel, and MailChimp use his paintings. In addition to his studio and mural work, Brooks creates street poems and whimsical roadside art installations. His happy signs are all over the city, brightening our days. He has lived in East Atlanta for 10 years.