Melanie Hall is an illustrator and painter living just north of New York City in the Hudson River Valley.
She says, "The focus of my art is not just the outside appearance of people, animals, and places, but also a a perception of inner life, a depiction of the joy of existence."
Melanie has illustrated over 25 children's books and has received numerous awards including the Parents' Choice Award for an outstanding picture book and the Sydney Taylor Notable Book for 2011. Her work has been exhibited at the Original Art Show at the Society of Illustrators in New York, and her books have been favorably reviewed by the New York Times Book Review. Her work is in the collection of the Mazza Museum at the University of Findlay.
Melanie is currently teaching children's book illustration to graduate students at Marywood University's MFA program in Scranton, Pennsylvania. She teaches creative workshops at the Highlights Foundation in Honesdale, Pennsylvania and Wing and Clover in Rhinebeck, New York.
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Jewish Holiday Series:
On Rosh Hashanah
and Yom Kippur
HarperCollins Books for Young Readers
Highlights for Children
Jewish Lights Publishing
Sky and Telescope Magazine
John Wiley and Sons
Boyd's Mills Press
Educated at Rhode Island School of Design, Pratt Institute, B.A.; Marywood University, M.A. Illustrator and painter since 1978 with numerous clients in New York City, Boston, and across the nation.
A member of the Society of Illustrators and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
Formerly a professor at Pratt Institute for more than ten years, Melanie teaches graduate level courses and workshops in children's book illustration at Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania.