I paint what I refer to as the “thin places.” When the daily mask of routine is lifted. A thin place is an ancient Celtic term used to describe a glimpse at the Divine. It’s a raising of the veil when you are aware of something larger than yourself. We all have had these moments, yet they are hard to put into words.
Graceful, vibrant, awakening moments, when we touch the mysterious.
An artist’s job is to be awake. Remain awake and awaken others. We are not meant to slumber through our gorgeous, lush lives.
I want my art to feel intimate and generous, to create a sensory experience for myself, and for the viewer. The art is meant to linger in the delicate space of your psyche. As an artist, I want to create an emotional impression causing you to ask yourself what you might not be seeing on the surface.
Monica Lee-Henell 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 artist 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.
Monica is available for speaking for art commissions and workshops speaking and teaching about finding your individual creative style. 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. You can find more about Monica's coaching here.
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.
You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Her past clients include Fashion Scout London, The Wall Street Journal, Hyperion Books, St. Martin's 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.