Monica Lee is an artist and creative mentor. She was the host of the Smart Creative Women podcast from 2012 to 2016, interviewing over 300 women in the business of creativity, bringing her perspective as a creative entrepreneur and professional illustrator to the show. She was listed in Inc.com 5 Best Podcasts for Women Entrepreneurs.
She has illustrated live from the runway during London Fashion Week and Shanghai Fashion Week where she also installed her Beauty to Chaos painting series in the DFO International Showroom. Her love of all things elegant, strong and female can be seen in her paintings.
Her desire to introduce a new language and discourse on femininity can be seen in her new work on canvas. As an emerging artist, Monica explains,
“I want my work to feel intimate and generous. I want to create a lush experience through my work, for myself and for the viewer. The art is meant to linger in the delicate and memorable ‘thin place’ in your psyche. As an artist, I want to create an emotional impression causing you to ask yourself what what you might not be seeing on the surface.”
In her art, she incorporates drama and grace, energy and ease. Light, color and shape all positioned to lure the viewer in to take a closer look.
“I am interested in femininity because, I believe all women possess an inherent mystery, strength and sensuality. Femininity, energy and grace are intertwined, and are underlying themes in my art.”
Monica Lee has spoken at Alt Summit and The Lady Project on cultivating your personal voice and creativity. As a mentor, Monica helps other creatives find their personal aesthetic through a unique visual coaching technique that draws out an original articulation in everyone. Her years as an international flight attendant have embedded an permanent wanderlust for travel and curiosity in her spirit. Her new paintings brings all these experiences to light.
“I am naturally a people person, which can be unusual for an artist, people and their stories naturally find their way into my work. Art and human interaction are like nourishment for me.”
Monica is available for speaking for art commissions and workshops speaking and teaching about finding your personal creative style in your home, wardrobe and career. You can contact her at email@example.com
Her past clients include Fashion Scout London, The Wall Street Journal, Hyperion Books, St. Martins Press, HN Abrams, Niche Media and Interweave Press. You can see some samples of her illustration work here.
When she is not creating art, she is busy planning her next trip across the globe.