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