• 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!

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A baby boomer, I was born in Zanesville, Ohio and moved to Whittier, California with my family at the age of two in a Plymouth that my dad won in a raffle. I was five when we relocated again, this time to Venezuela courtesy of Santa Fe Drilling Company. Then to Peru. Then to 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!

After a satisfying career at the Library of Congress as the director of a cooperative program to catalog the world's serial publications, 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 studied at the Art League School, the Washington Studio School, and the Yellow Barn.

I've also found myself influenced by the Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Fashioning the Body exhibit at the Bard Graduate Center, which reinforced my interest in human silhouettes and adornment of the human figure. And indeed I have been inspired by the robots and aliens in lace and leather in the Manus x Machina exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.