About Me

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: hazel-mitchell@hotmail.com

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:

Double Crossed at Cactus Flats - by Rich Wallace, Magic Wagon Publishing
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 Publishing
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