Angela Matteson is an illustrator who paints charming, colorful characters with a strong emotional narrative. After graduating from the Columbus College of Art & Design, a love of pattern and design led her to work as a greeting card and gift packaging designer. She went on to become a Marketing Director and food packaging designer. Her paintings have been shown in galleries, both locally in the midwest and nationally.
The first picture book she illustrated for children is GRUMBLES FROM THE TOWN: Mother-Goose Voices with a Twist (Boyds Mills Press) by Jane Yolen and Rebecca Kai Dotlich.
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT: Poems from a Wide-Awake House (Boyds Mills Press) is set to release March 12, 2019. Written by Laura Purdie Salas and illustrated by Angela Matteson.
Angela is inspired by color, and finds her bliss during walks through the woods and trips to the garden nursery. She enjoys photography, and supports preserving nature, wildlife, and science education.
Angela is represented by Marcia Wernick of Wernick & Pratt Literary Agency.