(Background by Mr Doodle @ Sense of Space exhibition.)

(Background by Mr Doodle @ Sense of Space exhibition.)

About

Hello, I'm Heidi Burton, a British-Finnish illustrator living and working in Cambridge, UK. 

I completed my Illustration degree at Kent Institute of Art and Design (now University for the Creative Arts) in 2007. I work using both digital & traditional methods of illustration, producing original art (paintings and drawings), altered journals, greeting card designs, book and magazine illustrations, custom gifts & hand-painted ceramics.


Interests

Drawing, found objects, eavesdropping, cartography, riding on a train in the rain, sloths, astronomy, banjo twangers, folktales, wilderness, Victorian literature, beavers, old Penguin book covers, Haiku writing.

Disinterests

Mint chocolate, burglars, things that reduce in size while increasing in price, Comic Sans, pigeons, public speaking, eating meat, not having tea.


Press & Print

 Interview in   Heart Home Magazine

Interview in Heart Home Magazine

 
   1000 Handmade Greetings: Creative Cards and Clever Correspondence  : Laura McFadden, Deborah Baskin: Pg 34.

1000 Handmade Greetings: Creative Cards and Clever Correspondence: Laura McFadden, Deborah Baskin: Pg 34.

Illustration for Cambridgeshire Agenda magazine article 'a letter to the future'.

 Illustrated/altered Moleskine journal in   The Guardian  Culture.

Illustrated/altered Moleskine journal in The Guardian Culture.

 My 'Random Acts of Kindness' cards featured in   Easy Living magazine  . The article is about trying new things to get inspired.

My 'Random Acts of Kindness' cards featured in Easy Living magazine. The article is about trying new things to get inspired.

 If You Were A Bogey, I'd Pick You: Valentine's card in   Buzzfeed  : " 24 Valentine's Cards Guaranteed to Make You Feel Awkward " 2017

If You Were A Bogey, I'd Pick You: Valentine's card in Buzzfeed: "24 Valentine's Cards Guaranteed to Make You Feel Awkward" 2017

Pimp My Table workshop: Stylist Magazine

   UK Handmade magazine   article written and illustrated by Heidi Burton

UK Handmade magazine article written and illustrated by Heidi Burton

   Drawn from Life - Contemporary Artists, Timeless Techniques:   Helen Birch. Pg 27.

Drawn from Life - Contemporary Artists, Timeless Techniques: Helen Birch. Pg 27.

 Illustration Tuesday feature -   The Beat That My Heart Skipped   blog.

Illustration Tuesday feature - The Beat That My Heart Skipped blog.

   I Love Stationery   book. Charlotte Rivers. Pg 22-23.

I Love Stationery book. Charlotte Rivers. Pg 22-23.

   UK Handmade  : Spring Showcase

UK Handmade: Spring Showcase

My 'Goblin Market' altered Moleskine journal in The Observer.

Popsugar: "Unique Etsy cards and gifts for your Valentine's sweetheart."

Contributed towards Printed.com's article about 'Christmas Greeting Card Trends' in a 2017 blog post.

   Elusive Muse - The Daily Muse:   Heidi Burton, Illustrator

Elusive Muse - The Daily Muse: Heidi Burton, Illustrator


Exhibitions

  Moleskine Book Fair, London – photo courtesy of Sam Martin aka  howaboutno

Moleskine Book Fair, London – photo courtesy of Sam Martin aka howaboutno

June 2018 – 6×6 Show @ The Why Gallery, Frome, UK

March 2011 – Show Something @  Haringey, London, UK

September 2009 – Bold Atlanta @ Horizon’s School, Atlanta, USA

June/July 2009 – Colouring Outside The Lines @ University of Bradford, UK

August 2008 – Nautical But Nice @ Cambridge Museum of Technology, UK

July 2008 – Isot @ Tokyo Big Sight, Japan

June 2008 – Interior Lifestyle @ Tokyo Big Sight, Japan

April 2008 – London Book Fair @ Earls Court, London

July 2007 – Scrawlington @ The Air Gallery, London