About Lona Lee

In a nutshell, I am a former tax professional turned calligraphy student. During the Covid pandemic of 2020, I picked up calligraphy earnestly and took advantage of not having to commute into the office every day. After joining as many workshops as humanly possible, I decided to follow my heart, leave my corporate job, and feed this starved creative child living inside of me. Now, 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 consider these in my work. 

Aside from calligraphy, I enjoy watercolor classes, yoga, and all things outdoors or abroad. I grew up in New York but now, my husband and I live in the South Bay area of Los Angeles with 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: Carissa Woo Photography