Michelle Gengaro is a New York–based illustrator and fine artist who works in a variety of media, but watercolor remains her favorite. Much of her illustrative work is done for children’s books and products, which is a perfect match for her bright palette and whimsical style. Michelle’s fine art paintings have been shown in galleries in New York, New Jersey, and Nevada.

Michelle is also an award–winning book designer, with clients such as HarperCollins, Penguin Random House, Disney Hyperion, Little Brown, Holt, and Billboard to name a few. She has also taught graphic design and typography at Manhattan’s Parsons School of Design.

Michelle earned her BFA in illustration from Parsons School of Design and is a member of The Graphic Artists Guild, the American Watercolor Society, The Salmagundi Club of New York, and The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.