Interview with Inslee Fariss, Artist

Our Spring 2023 Artist-in-Residence likely needs no introduction.  We are delighted to feature North Carolina based painter Inslee Fariss in our 2023 installment of The Basket Weave with a new 'Top Ten' series. Pam has long admired Inslee's whimsical, romantic aesthetic and was thrilled by the opportunity to create together on a special spring floral. We sat down with Inslee to ask about her passions and all things spring, family, and art. 

1.  Describe yourself in a hashtag.


2.  What are three things you can’t live without?

Squishy baby cheeks, a robust sense of humor, the natural world and all its myriad inspirations

3.  What’s your favorite time of day?

Nap time and everyone is quiet after a long walk scouting flora and fauna to paint, afternoon light in the studio, white paper...

4.  Favorite beach?

Old faithful, my family's go-to Atlantic Beach, North Carolina

5.  Favorite pool?

Round Hill in Jamaica

6.  Dream country to visit?

Portugal, Japan, Africa... I have to choose just one?!

7.  Most adventurous thing you’ve done in your life?

Moving to NYC with my paint brushes and very little plan and making a business and a life of it for nearly a decade

8.  Vintage or new?

Vintage if handed down to you from someone you love is always the best. But, I do love crisp and new, with the potential to become vintage....and handed down to someone you love

9.  Style Icon?

Zoomed out: Jackie O. // Zoomed in: Daphne from White Lotus

10.  Favorite Pamela Munson handbag?

The Teddy, of course! But I'm having a fling with our new patchwork print tote

*Bonus Question: “If your life were a painting, what would the title be..” 

Woman Amidst Chaos with Paintbrush No. 32, oil on linen

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