I'm an award winning children's illustrator and writer. Originally I'm from Yorkshire, UK - now I hangout in Maine US. When I was a kid, drawing and horses were my escape. I loved to walk and ride on the beautiful Yorkshire coast. When I left school, I attended art college in York and Sunderland, UK. Then I joined the Royal Navy and learned to be a graphic designer. After I left the Navy I ran a printing business. Now I'm doing what I have always dreamed of - illustrating and writing children's books.
I love the work of E.H. Shepherd, Quentin Blake, Ronald Searle, John Tenniel, Thelwell, Giles and the pre-raphaelites. All English influences! When I moved to America I discovered a whole new world of children's illustration and art.
If you'd like to talk to me about an illustration project, buy a book or just say 'hi' please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Publishing clients include Charlesbridge/Makinac Island Press, ABDO, Kane and Miller, Freespirit, Beacon Publishing, Reading A-Z and SCBWI.
You can purchase prints of my art on ETSY
and see more of my work online at http://hazelmitchell.com
Some of my books:
One Word Pearl - by Nicole Groeneweg - - Charlesbridge Publishing
1,2,3 by the Sea by Dianne Moritz - Kane Miller
Hidden New Jersey - by Linda Bath - Charlesbridge Publishing
All Star Cheerleaders - books 1-4 - by Anastasia Suen - Kane Miller Publishing
How to Talk to an Autistic Kid - by Daniel Stefanski - Free Spirit Publihsing
ForeWord Reviews Gold Medal BOTYA 2012
Finalist 'Books for a Better Life' 2012 & Learning Magazine Teachers’ Choice Award for the Family 2012
Chicago Public Library and Charlotte/Mecklenburg book of the year list 2012.
The Ugly Duckling - ebook by Hazel Mitchell
Winner U-Tales.com Classic Tale 2011
Why Am I Here? - by Matthew Kelly
Winner Eric Hoffer Independent Books - Children's Category 2011
Sabu & Me - by Maura Lane
Winner Creative Child Magazine Picture Book 2010
NESCBWI - 2012 Poster Competition 2nd place
NESCBWI - 2010 Poster Competition 2nd & 3rd places
NVSCBWI Mentorship Program 2010-11 - Mentored by Priscilla Burris