Holly Stone-Barker is an illustrator and designer who graduated with a degree in Communication Design from Pratt Institute. Holly uses textured and hand-painted paper to create her designs. Whimsical illustrations bring words to life through the thoughtful use of color, texture, and design. Each illustration is uniquely different, but they all have the same distinct style and medium.
While growing up, Holly lived in Saudi Arabia. She attributes her love of color and visual texture to the influences of the Middle East. Holly Stone-Barker currently lives in Louisiana where she embraces its rich and diverse culture. Holly enjoys preparing and teaching lessons in the local schools. She continues to use art as the vehicle to teach state and national standards in all subjects.
*Mama's Bayou (Pelican Publishing; 2010)
Recipient of a Disney iParenting Media Award
"'Mama's by you on the bayou, rocking you to the sounds of the crickets. Chirp, chirp.'
So begins this quiet and lovely experience of sound play and cut-paper and collage
illustrations that create the rich and mysterious world of the Louisiana bayou, complete with
frogs, skeeters, crawfish, gators, fishies, and a fiddle. The story ends with the hush, hush of
a lullabayou. The artwork is exceptional. A short appended list of bayou wildlife and vegetation
provide more information for grownups and good readers." -ForeWord Magazine
*The House That Witchy Built (Pelican Publishing; 2011)
"The collage illustrations are truly impressive. Stone-Barker manipulates various papers to
create palpable textures for the house's roof, swishy broom, furry cat and transparent ghost.
...Witchy definitely rocks this house!" -Kirkus Reviews
*Blue Frog: The Legend of Chocolate (Pelican Publishing; 2011)
"Vibrant cut-paper collage illustrations bring to life this pourquoi story that explains how people
learned to enjoy chocolate as a delicious treat." -Booklist
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