Hall is a painter, illustrator and high school teacher. He is best known for the original tarot that he created for James Bond film Live and Let Die. His tarot deck, the James Bond “Tarot of the Witches” has been issued in several incarnations, with a guide book by tarot aficionado and author, Stuart Kaplan.
Hall’s paintings have been published on two LP sleeves for the group King Crimson, and these three paintings were bought by Robert Fripp from the Portal gallery during the mid-1970s.
During this time, while working on the film tarot, he was a teacher at St. Aelred’s Junior High in Glenburn, Paisley; he later worked as an art teacher at Trinity High School, Renfrew and St. Cuthbert’s High School, Johnstone.
In 1982 his children’s book Groundsel was published by Jonathan Cape and won a prize for best picture book in Japan.