The Carolina Inn, a beloved hotel on the University of North Carolina’s campus, was built in 1924 by alumnus John Sprunt Hill. Eleven years later, he donated the hotel to the university with the stipulation that all proceeds go towards supporting the school’s library, which it continues to do today. The inn is also architecturally significant, blending elements of antebellum Southern plantation homes with Georgian and neoclassical features. The building’s original front was modeled after George Washington’s home at Mt. Vernon on the Potomac River.
I was commissioned by the Inn to paint this piece for a label which now adorns custom candles in the hotel gift shop. I’m happy to be able to offer prints of the piece to the many UNC alumni & fans in this area and around the country!