Mauro Magellan was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and immigrated with his family to the United States a few years later. Mauro has been illustrating books, designing, and playing music for well over 45 years. He has had tremendous success with both of these talents.
His children’s picture books feature engaging animals to the delight of young and old alike. Mauro’s talents as an illustrator encompass pen and ink, lead/carbon, watercolor, and oils. He is also quite accomplished in reproducing fine botanical details.
Mauro may be best known as the drummer with “The Georgia Satellites” who shook up the music industry in the late 1980s with several hit songs. He still plays with Dan Baird, lead singer of the Satellites all over the world.
Mauro now lives in a 120-year-old farmhouse in Wisconsin with his wife, Tracy. Together they have two wonderful daughters Rachel, and Julia, and a granddaughter, Leah. His hobbies include oxygen planting native trees, gardening, woodworking, and collecting vintage drum sets.