Jane Maday is an artist who illustrated Bear in the Big Blue House books. Since those used photos for the characters, her work was mostly creating landscapes, trees, sky scapes, and the furnishings of the Big Blue House itself.
Maday worked for Hallmark as a greeting card illustrator. Her work, often focusing on nature scenes or cute animals, has adorned jigsaw puzzles, craft kits, tapestries, and collector's plates. She has written several how-to draw books, including How to Draw Baby Animals (2009), and illustrated various bedtime story series.