My name's Robbie Cathro, an Illustrator & Storyteller living in Bristol, UK, working from my studio in The Island. I love to make fun, colourful and charismatic work whether that's for a lively children's magazine, an editorial piece or even for stories of my own invention.  With my work I hope to create a playful composition that translates the mood and atmosphere of the work I'm illustrating! 

Represented by the wonderful people at Bright Illustration!

If you would like to say hello or get in touch regarding commissions, drop a line to, or get in touch with my agents at Bright:

Email: robbiecathroillustration@gmail.com        No.: 07787102811


Client List:

O2 | The Sunday Times | Air Bnb | The Natural History Museum Anorak Magazine |  Aquila Magazine | DOG Magazine   EVENT Magazine | PopShot Magazine  |  The Sad Ghost Club Marimo Magazine | IB World | STIR Magazine |  Colston Hall Norfolk Museums: East Meets West | Sketchbook Club Tobacco Factory


I was highly commended for my children's book 'Seeking Snakes' in the MacMillan Children's Book Prize 2016 - a story following an old Japanese lady who lives alone on a coastal island, catching snakes and making soup. Below is a list of the exhibitions I have been a part of...


Past Exhibitions & Fairs:

SHAKE Bristol (October 2018)

EQUINOX: An Autumn Exhibition, Bristol (September 2018)

Thought Bubble 2018, Leeds (September 2018)

Pot of Gold, Bristol (August 2018)

ELCAF 2018, London (June 2018)

Folklore: Illustrated Stories of the World, Bristol (April 2018)

EQUINOX: A Springtime Exhibit, Bristol (April 2018)

MMM Culture, Bristol (November 2017)

FUN: Fellow Uncertain Newcomers at The Grain Barge, Bristol (August - September 2017) (Self-Curated)

SHAKE Bristol, Bristol (October 2017)

The Dragons We Slay, Bristol (June 2017)

Thought Bubble, Leeds (October 2016)

Clip-Art Collective at the Hoxton Arches, London (July 2016)

D&AD NEW BLOOD, London (July 2016) 

UWE Illustration Degree Show, Bristol (June 2016)

MacMillan Children's Book Prize, London (May 2016) (Highly Commended)

Society of Illustrators Comics & Cartoon Annual, New York (April 2016)

Shelf-Care at the Tobacco Factory, Bristol (March - April 2016)

Clip-Art Collective at the Tobacco Factory, Bristol (February 2016)

Cheltenham Illustration Awards, Cheltenham (October 2015)