Monica Lee-Henell is a modern American painter. The sensuality in nature and humanity are themes that are explored throughout her painting practice.

She currently lives and works in New England.Monica 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 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 5 Best Podcasts for Women Entrepreneurs.

Born in Italy, and having lived and traveled extensively throughout the US and Europe, Monica brings all this rich, engaging context into her work. You  can contact her at

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Always trying to tell a female story, I create sensual forms in nature or directly through the figure. The underpinnings of a woman’s spirited and elegant journey are captured through vibrance, contrast, light and ease.
I am also intrigued by the conversation that is defining us culturally by the influence from social media, especially instagram, it informs my work as I believe it is redefining the way we take in imagery. The stylishly cropped figures that are now part of our visual language disregard traditional portraiture and lend themselves to a bold sense of abstraction.



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