Annie’s work all began in the same place.
The landscape and attention to the small exquisite details in nature. Floral design became the perfect medium as it drew on all her greatest passions: gardening, painting and art – thus Petals was born.
MEET THE OWNER
I’m a passionate visual artist and a creative free spirit; a Fine Art graduate and a fervent collector of antiques. Flowers have been an intrinsic part of my life for as long as I can remember, even a huge proportion of my paintings are botanically focused.
It was almost inevitable then, that I would buy my own florist shop in 2014.
My personal style is organic, natural and wild, though I achieve a level of refinement with the end result through my absolute attention to detail. I’m at once a “big picture” thinker and intensively detail-focused.
“No sameness.” No two of my arrangements are identical. I remain curious to the possibilities of the moment, so that my designs are not staid or formulaic. You won’t find a menu of arrangements in my shop. Every creation is bespoke, based on the person I am arranging for, using the freshest seasonal flowers.
When I am not personally selecting flowers for my shop or an event or arranging, you’ll find me at an auction getting my hands on more antiques. Based in Nottingham Road in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, I’m influenced by the natural uncultivated beauty of the countryside.