Megan Halsey has illustrated nearly 40 children's books. She is a graduate of our program, has been lauded by The New Yorker, Children's Book Council, American Library Association, and has won two Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold awards.
I am an artist celebrating over 20 years in the business of making books for children. I have illustrated 44 books, some of which I have also written. My work has received numerous honors including two Oppenheim Toy Newsletter Gold Awards and a gold award from NAPPA (National Parenting Publication Awards). The New Yorker magazine praised my dimensional work as "tromp l'oile marvels"!!
Two books of my books will be released in 2011. Cousins of Clouds, illustrated with Sean Addy, is a book of elephant poems written by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer. 3 Pandas Planting, which I wrote and illustrated, is about recycling and taking care of the environment. It will be in stores for Earth Day. (www.3pandasplanting.com)
My editorial illustrations have appeared in many national magazines.
My love of patterned endpapers in my children's books led me to create decorative art for licensed products and giftware. My products include mugs, magnets, frames, bookmarks and plaques. I am currently collaborating on a 2011 product line with Demdaco, a design-driven company based in Leawood, KS, specializing in gifts and home accents.
A former Pratt Institute professor, I am currently a professor at Moore College of Art & Design, in Philadelphia, and on the faculty of Marywood University's MFA Program for Working Professionals. I earned my Masters Degree, in illustration, from this wonderful program. (www.moore.eduwww.marywoodmfa.com)
I live in the cute, small, town of Lansdowne, PA, where I serve on the borough appointed Arts Board and am co-chair of our annual three-day celebration of music and art- The Lansdowne Arts Festival. (www.lansdowneartsfestival.com)