Jill hails from Hilton, KZN, South Africa, near my home city of Pietermaritzburg.
She's an artist, a poet, a photographer and a poppy magic gardener. Barry, her first great love moved to New Zealand
many years ago and they had lost touch.
Theirs is a love story that is magical and thus reminiscent of 'poppy magic'. They recently found one another via face book. After an email and skype-type relationship
they were reunited and are now happily married and living at Poppy Palace. Jill and Barry's home is an exciting, colourful and creative haven from which local artists draw their inspiration, enthusiasm and energy. It's a place I visit again and again whenever I return to my beloved SA; a place where I'm privileged to feel 'at home' and where I enjoy the hospitality, warmth and creative vibe !
Poppy Magic is all about the unique beauty of a new variety of Iceland Poppy now grown and only available in Howick in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, South Africa. Jill Charlotte is an artist, photographer and keen gardener and grower of all kinds of poppies with Poppy Magic as the favourite. Her first love Barry has joined her at Poppy Palace and brings with him decades of experience as a landscaper and a loving gardener. This means all is even more beautiful as the garden transforms.
I am showcasing some of Jill's current pictures available in the form of cards and different sized prints. In this way even though the season may change and the flowers are not with us, they live on in these images.
If you would like further information about Poppy Magic,
Jill at email@example.com or write to:
Poppy Magic, 8 Curry's Post Road, Howick, KwaZulu-Natal,
South Africa 3290. Phone +27 033 330 4214 Cell +27 082834 0679