Donald Robertson (aka @drawbertson, the “Andy Warhol of Instagram”) began his career in the 1990s as a creative director for various fashion and beauty brands, including MAC Cosmetics, Estée Lauder and Bobbi Brown. Through his work as an artist and gallerist, he continues to brighten the world with a bold, whimsical and humorous style that inspires his dedicated social media following.
“My nightly routine is ‘coffee, coffee, coffee,’ and ‘paint, paint, paint.’ I usually work out at seven and go back to painting. I also like hot yoga. It helps get the paint off my hands.”
“I just bought my wife an oil painting by artist Michael De Feo, aka @theflowerguy. I splurged for her birthday because she wrangled me a gallery space in Palm Beach for my birthday.”
“What’s Up Doc and Papermoon with a side of The Royal Tenenbaums.”
“I ran into my buddy Iris Apfel at 44 in the basement of the Palm Beach Towers. The chicken pot pie is so good and happy hour goes for hours. It’s a local secret, but the food is crazy good.”
“The only things I collect are my kids. I have five and they’re all special for different reasons. They’re an expensive collection, but I love it. We are big Scrabble people and very competitive.”
“One of my favorite collabs was GlamGlow ($30) and Sonic the Hedgehog. Sega realized 41 percent of Sonic gamers were women and not boys. We turned Sephora Sonic blue!”
“My Royal Poinciana gallery or anywhere with canvas, paint and Wi-Fi.”