San Francisco-based illustrator and artist Allison Fillice aims to capture something deeper than just her subjects’ profile; she wants to tell women’s stories. Her recent editorial commissions have called for portraits of powerful women: the Knowles sisters and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren. Allison’s portraits begin with an in-depth search for the right photograph to use as a reference, as she looks for an image that catches each subject in a calm and confident light.
“It’s almost a peaceful, meditative state that I look for in my subjects.”