About Lona Lee

I am a former tax professional turned calligraphy nut. During the Covid pandemic of 2020, I took advantage of not having to commute into the office every day and picked up calligraphy earnestly. After joining various workshops with internationally respected calligraphers and artists, long nights of practice and pondering, I decided to follow my heart, leave my corporate job, and feed this starved creative child living inside of me. As a full-time calligraphy student (part-time other things), my favorite thing to do is make unsolicited cards for friends. A lot of my inspiration comes from my teachers and idols like Carol DuBosch, Barbara Calzolari, Ed Benguiat, Victor Kams, David Choe, and all artists from formal to street. I am intrigued by the dualities around me - east/west, concrete jungles/tree-filled forests, formal/casual, traditional/modern, and I try to impart them in my work. 

Aside from calligraphy, I enjoy watercolor classes, bookbinding, yoga, and all things outdoors or abroad. I grew up in New York but opted for the perpetual sunshine of California on and off since 2002. I now live in the South Bay area of Los Angeles with my husband and our fuzzy cat, Goni, the unofficial mascot of this website.

To inquire about original artwork, project ideas, or any other questions, please email me at hello@lonalee.com

To see my latest practice sheets, check out @lona.letters on Instagram. 

Based in Los Angeles, California

Photo Credit: Carissa Woo Photography