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Making Strangers

Poetry, people and folk tales rock the world of this whimsical illustrator from Cambridge.

People watching from the bus window inspires the work of illustrator Heidi Burton. “I like to observe situations and facial expressions,” explains Heidi. “People and nature are endlessly inspiring.”    During the summer of 2007, after graduating from the University of the Creative Arts in Kent, Heidi was struggling to find a job with her degree in illustration. “I was creating art but not getting very far,” explains Heidi. “My sister told me about Etsy and I quickly opened a shop, first selling prints I made from some of my degree projects, before adding new illustrations.”    Heidi’s work was well received by the burgeoning community marketplace and positive feedback encouraged her to pursue her passion further.

Words Hannah Ricci

Portrait photograph Tiina Burton

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Close up photographs Diana Stainton

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