Gill Button’s portraits make for a fashionable statement. Centered around powerful women, they’re inspired by fashion icons and fleeting glimpses of models. Those are interpreted by Button with a fluid, gestural style, using either watercolor, oil, or ink.
A creative at heart, Button describes her childhood as full of resourcefulness. “As the story with most artists goes, I drew incessantly from the time I could pick up a crayon,” she said in an interview with The Corner. “I would go through paper at a ridiculous rate and, when it ran out, I’d draw on the backs, cut them up, make collages and so on!”
But when it comes to her art career, she’s also very much in debt to social media. Since becoming a sort of Instagram celebrity, she was approached by brands as big as Gucci and Dries van Noten.
“Instagram is the only platform I use, apart from when I was in China, where Wechat is the only real way to communicate and connect with people” she shared. “I think, for creatives, Instagram is still by far the most accessible way to post your work and view that of others.”
Follow her work on Instagram.