About Me

Hey!

My name is Cai Burton.

I am an Illustrator and Designer based in Bristol.
But what that really means is that I draw things for a living.

Which I think is pretty cool.


Creativity is my passion and I've always loved drawing but since 2014, I've been doodling professionally.

I love creating striking work that makes use of a whole variety of patterns. I have a huge respect for the craft and hand draw everything I do because it offers me the freedom you can't get otherwise. A big part of the work I do is the process, I think a lot about mindfulness and the organic progression of the patterns in my work.

I believe that art is an inherently good thing and should be both affordable and accessible. My work is priced to reflect that and the important thing for me is that art is a part of our everyday lives.

What do I do?

Illustration

Taking an idea and making it a reality can be one of the hardest things to do. It also gives you the chance to be your most creative. Illustrations are what I do best, and I work with a range of people and ideas (some of which are my own too) to create beautiful illustrations.

Murals

There is something inspiring about a massive piece of artwork. Working on a large scale needs a completely different approach to working in a sketchbook. I love the process of scaling up my work and drawing in such public places

Design

Everyone likes things that look good - myself included. I started working as a designer because I couldn't stand powerpoint presentations that were formatted badly. Now, I work with a whole variety of people to help them make things look good.

Social Media

The most direct way to engage with your audience is through social media. I've worked with a whole range of companies and organisations to help shape their online presence and build meaningful relationships with their followers.

Creative Producing

The range of different events going on around Bristol is exciting, and I'm lucky enough to help shape that. I've been working as an events manager and programmer helping to organise a whole range of different things going on in Bristol. Making a buzz is something I can do well.

Are you interested in working with me? Get in touch with me through my contact page.

Stockists

 

As well as being able to buy my work online, I stock a selection of shops with my illustrations and products.

I'm always looking for new places to sell, so if you're interested in stocking my work, please do get in touch through my contact page. I sell both wholesale and sale or return.

Upfest Shop

198 North Street, Bristol, BS3 1JF
http://www.upfest.co.uk/

Coexist Shop

Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QY
http://www.hamiltonhouse.org/shop/

Co-LAB

123 Gloucester Road, Bristol, BS7 8AX
www.bristolcolab.com

REX: Cabot Circus

26 Brigstowe St, Bristol, BS1 3BH
https://www.rexshop.co.uk/

The Bristol Shop

Online Store selling Bristol themed products
https://www.thebristolshop.co.uk/collections/cai-burton

Room 212

212 Gloucester Rd, Bristol, BS7 8NU
http://www.room212.co.uk/

Exhibitions

Current

Selection of work at Grounded Horfield -  425 Gloucester Rd, Bristol BS7 8TZ
February 2017

Bristol Illustration in Cafe Revival - Cafe Revival, 56 Corn St, Bristol BS1 1JG
April 2015

Past

'I Am Rising' group exhibition with Rising Arts Agency - The Station, Silver St, Bristol BS1 2AG
January 2017

Affordable Art Exhibition at the Tobacco Factory - Tobacco Factory Raleigh Road, Bristol BS3 1TF
December 2016

Totterdown Arts Trail 2016 - 14 Richmond St, Bristol BS3 4TQ
November 2016

Redbrick Roundups - Open Day, Art Market and Exhibition - Redbrick House,  York Court, 6 Wilder St, Bristol BS2 8QH
November 2016

PAPER Arts x Co-Lab x Maker's Market exhibition - PAPER Arts,  51-53 Merchant St, Broadmead, Bristol BS1 3EE
November 2016

Performance and durational illustration piece for Pattern:  Found, Exchanged, Unraveled as part of the Fringe Arts Bath Festival 2016 -  Milsom Place, Bath, BA1 1BZ
May/June 2016

Totterdown Arts Trail 2015 - 14 Richmond St, Bristol BS3 4TQ
November 2015

Southside/The Office bar and kitchen - 172 Wells Rd, Bristol BS4 2AL
March/April 2015

123 Space Christmas Exhibition -  123 Cheltenham Road, Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS6 5RR
November/December 2014

Totterdown Arts Trail 2014 - 2 Stephens Crescent, Bristol BS3 4UL
November 2014

Clients

Mercure Hotels, Watershed, Festival of Ideas, Arnolfini, Freedom of Mind C.I.C, Off The Record (Bristol), Co-LAB, PAPER Arts, Totterdown Arts Trail, Upfest, Paper Plane, Knit Today, Bristol 2015 Neighbourhood Arts Programme, Rife Magazine, Kingswood Heritage Museum, Central Design Studio, Bristol Museums