"Built between 1888 1896 for George W. Vanderbilt by the famed architect of European opulence, Robert M. Hunt, Biltmore House originally sat on a 125,000 acre estate (roughly 15% the size of the state of Rhode Island).
My challenge in painting Elegant Evening at Biltmore was not to convey the heroic scale of this fairy-tale castle, but to make it warmly personal. I utilized glittering lights to suggest a festive evening affair in progress. I invite you to climb aboard your elegant coach and join the celebration."
Reproduced with permission of The Biltmore Company, Asheville, NC