Thomas Stevens Arts

Peccadillo Pearls
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The Paintings……
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The Peccadillo Pearls series of paintings were originally created for display in Peccadillo, a classy “speakeasy” bar in Carrboro just over the line from Chapel Hill. Vividly colorful in daylight, the paintings were crafted to have presence in the very dim light of the establishment, and became an important part of Peccadillo’s unique ambiance.
The titles of the first seven paintings -
The World, Will, Always, Welcome, Lovers As, Time, Goes By - were derived from a line in the song As Time Goes By (featured in the movie Casablanca). Following the original paintings in the series, the artist later created a list of potential titles that echo rather than copy the song lyrics.
Fifteen paintings had been created and displayed at the establishment, six or seven at a time on a rotating basis, in the four years before Peccadillo permanently closed in April 2016. The artist continues to add additional paintings to the series, with samples on view at the Thomas Stevens Gallery and other venues.
The exhibition includes sixteen completed paintings in the series, two additional works in progress, plus a selection of studies, drawings, and sketches that illustrate the artist’s process in creating the finished works.

All Peccadillo Pearl paintings are oil on canvas.
Dimensions and Price List

Peccadillo mentions…..
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StarChefs
Dean James named 2013 Star mixologist > link > photos

NY Times
36 Hours in Chapel Hill-Carrboro, NC > link

Peccadillo Bar Thrives on Secrecy
the carrboro commons > link

Peccadillo Twitter feed > link