Portrait of an Artist: Teil Duncan
Anne Bowen Dabney, creative force behind Cannon Green and owner of Charleston Stems, knows more than just floral design. She’s got her finger on Charleston’s art world as well. First, she hired Blakely Little as an intern and later commissioned a piece of work for the restaurant, then she hosted an art show at Stems of Teil Duncan’s work. It’s almost as if Bowen can see the future.
After Duncan’s show, Bowen asked if Teil would like to create a piece for Cannon Green. Teil said yes and got to work on her painting. “When Anne commissioned me for the job, she wanted a pool painting that would be reminiscent the courtyard pond beyond the restaurant,” Teil explains. “Also, to be very literal, I wanted it to be very green to fit the theme.”
The final result is just that: a pool scene with Art Deco and Miami influences. And, of course, the painting features many shades of green, but they share the canvas with pops of color that make you wish you were lounging poolside with a refreshing cocktail in hand. But then you remember it’s August in the South, which is why grabbing one of Cannon Green’s hand-crafted cocktail and swapping plates between friends while sitting underneath the poolscape is even better.
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