Born in Italy, Monica Lee spent her childhood traveling and living around the world. She began her professional career as an illustrator for books and fashion magazines, with a client list that ranged from Harper Collins publishing to the Wall Street Journal newspaper, and worked live from the runway during Fashion Weeks in London and Shanghai. Inspired by her extensive travels through Europe and the United States, Monica began painting full time, moving from figurative abstraction to the vibrant abstract expressionist style she works in today. Monica also 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. Monica currently lives and works from her studio in Rhode Island, USA.