Amanda Lane is the newest addition of artists featured by Kess Inhouse and fortunately we feature all of her beautiful ikat, abstract, and tribal patterns on our product line! Amanda was first inspired many years ago by learning how to draw a horse by her grandfather. From there this took off into her being inspired by colors, crayons, and patterns. Now, Amanda's work consists of many different color palettes and patterns and we couldn't be luckier to feature it onto our shower curtains, throw pillows, duvets, cutting boards and more! She starts her work now a days by choosing a color palette first and foremost and building off of that. Amanda was gracious enough to sit down and answer some Q&A with us at Kess Inhouse!
KIH: What is your first memory as an artist?
AL: I spent a lot of time with my grandparents on their farm as a kid. I remember my grandpa teaching me how to draw a horse. I was so amazed that he could do that. I had never seen him draw anything at all. I practiced for weeks and weeks!
KIH: What is your creative process?
AL: The first thing that I do is build a color palette. Color, more than anything else, inspires what comes next. I usually have a general idea about what type of design I want to create, but I have to wait on the colors to speak to me and then I start seeing in my head where to go next.
KIH: What was your first medium?
AL: Honestly, Crayons
KIH: What is your favorite medium?
KIH: What is your favorite color right now?
AL: Warm Yellows
KIH: What common threads do you find show up in your work?
AL: Color, color, color! Lately my designs have shifted to more ethnic patterns. I've been researching more and more ethnic patterns and tribal patterns. There is such a vast array of possibilities to create beautiful pieces with elements of ethnic inspiration. I see myself designing in this direction for the foreseeable future and I'm excited about where my work is heading.
KIH: Where do you do most of your work?
AL: In my home studio, usually with a cat in my lap!