Residing in upstate, NY, Burton is a freelance illustrator and educator. He attended SUNY Cortland for art and art history specializing in traditional painting and sculpture. Since art school Burton has attended local portrait and landscape painting workshops, and took the plunge into SmArt School in 2022. Today he fuses digital and traditional media together into his illustration work, typically of imaginative realist subjects and portraiture with a focus in book cover art in young adult and adult novels, and game art for the fantasy field. When not painting, Burton instructs others in historical European weaponry and studies the ancient art of Shinto Muso Ryu jodokai. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.