Amanda Hall studied graphic art and illustration at Cambridge School of Art – now Anglia Ruskin University, England. Brimming with color, decoration and fantasy creatures, her pictures have mostly been created by a technique that combines pencil crayon and watercolor ink, although she is now working in other media too, such as acrylic and gouache paints.
The inspiration for Amanda’s work comes from cultures all over the world, including the roots of myths, legends and fairy tales which are part of the powerful historical inheritance of North and South America, Europe, Africa and India.
Amanda’s illustrated books include: The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau, Tales from India and The Barefoot Book of Animal Tales. In Andal’s House is her first book for Sleeping Bear Press.
Like many illustrators, Amanda works in a timber shed, The Shadowhouse, at the bottom of her magical secret garden. She likes cats, curious aardvarks and big cups of tea, though not always in that order.