STONE, Petula C

1953 - ?

Petula Stone

Petula was born at Kings Lynn, Norfolk in 1953, daughter of Charles E. Stone and his wife Jean née Pitcher, who married at Kings Lynn in 1949. Following an art foundation course in Cambridge, Petula studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Leicester Polytechnic, completing her training with an Art Teacherís Diploma from the University of Leicester. She then worked in London where she illustrated a number of childrenís books for Hodder and Stoughton and other publishers but with a background and interest in design made the natural progression into the field of illustration. Her illustrations for packaging range from Christmas puddings for Harrods to yogurt pots for Marks & Spencer and everything between. Her work has also appeared in magazines, on television and on chinaware also on greetings cards, calendars and prints and has worked on a series of stamp issues of invertebrates for Alderney also for The Guernsey Post in the Channel Islands and the Gibraltar Post. As Petula Scotcher she married at Bury St Edmund's in 2003, David B. Hussell but continues to paint as Petula Stone. The natural environment, plants and flowers, are always a recurring theme of her work, and while she is known for her detailed botanical illustrations, she also paints in a 'loose and washy' water colour painting style and in acrylics. A member and exhibitor at Bury St Edmund's Art Society from Flint Cottage, 35 Middle Green, Bury St Edmunds and runs workshops in botanical illustration and flower painting at the University of Cambridge Botanic Garden and private classes in and around her Suffolk studio. www.petulastone.co.uk




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