Margaret Stones


1920 to 2018

Margaret Stones AM MBE was a botanical illustrator who produced watercolour works for Curtis's Botanical Magazine, where she produced more than 400 watercolour paintings. She was also commissioned to create a set of postage stamps for Australia and six watercolours for Louisiana State University, a project that soon expanded and produced more than 200 drawings. She was awarded a silver Veitch Memorial Medal in 1976 and a gold Veitch Memorial Medal in 1985 by the Royal Horticultural Society. She died in December 2018, at the age of 98.

Works by Margaret Stones in the collection


Dr. Shirley Sherwood Presents: Nerine (Nerine Bowdenii) by Margaret Stones


Today we're off to Australia to showcase one of two paintings in the Shirley Sherwood Collection by artist Margaret Stones (1920-2018).This one's called 'Nerine (Nerine Bowdenii)' and it's a charming watercolour on vellum.