Gill Button is a painter and illustrator based in the UK. She has been commisioned by numerous high profile clients including Gucci, Vogue, Tatler, Vanity Fair, British Airways, Royal Mail and the United Nations, amongst others. Her work has been exhibited at the Threadneedle Figurative Art Prize in London, Queen Elizabeth Hall, The Bluebird in London, as well as internationally at the YIA Art Fairs in Brussels and Paris.
Gill’s paintings draw from the constant stream of images that flash before us in the media. Her muses are fashion icons or fleeting glimpses of models which she then interprets with a fluid, gestural style. Echoes of recognition and subtle studies of patterns hint back to her source material, but there is something much more personal in Gill’s work. Appropriated images become invested with feelings; portraits of strong identities are tempered with the fragility of fame. Gill uses the public eye as a frame through which to channel emotional identification so that her works become less about the subject, and more a question of the emotional makeup of the image, and of how the viewer gives them meaning.