Gill Button is a painter based in London, UK. Her paintings draw from the constant stream of images that flash before us in the media. 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 imbued with a newfound sensibility; portraits of strong identities are tempered with the fragility of fame. Her muses are fashion icons or fleeting glimpses of models which she then interprets with a fluid, gestural style. 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.