• Linda Button
  • bartleybutton@gmail.com
  • 301-442-1248
  • Studio B
    7475 Wisconsin Avenue
    Bethesda, Maryland 20814

    I welcome visitors and all kinds of conversations. Unfortunately because of the Covid-19 crisis, I'm available in my studio only by appointment. All the pieces displayed are for sale unless otherwise indicated. The price ranges for each series are indicated at the top of the gallery array. Let's talk!

Zanesville, Ohio was my launching pad. Our family was propelled to
California in a car my Dad won in a lottery when I was not yet three. We then moved courtesy of Santa Fe Drilling Company to Venezuela, Peru, and Colombia. From small-town America, I became a third culture kid: born in one culture, raised in another, and therefore not entirely of either. There are lots of us in DC!

My arrival at the nation's capital was in 1976 to work at the Library of Congress. After concluding that career, I created my own art curriculum and have been oil painting ever since. I have works of art in other mediums as well: encaustics, monotypes, and collages. I've taken classes at the Art League School, the Washington Studio School, and the Yellow Barn. One self-imposed "class" was a trip to NYC to view the Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Classy, indeed. In April 2015, I avidly studied the "Fashioning the Body" exhibit at the Bard Graduate Center; that show, in particular, reinforced my interest in human silhouettes. My most recent influence--robots and aliens in lace and leather!--is the 2016 "Manus x Machina" exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.