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Meera Lee Patel is a self-taught artist and author, and the internationally best-selling author of several books on mental and emotional health, including Start Where You AreMy Friend Fear, and the upcoming Create Your Own Calm, a journal for quieting anxiety.

Her signature watercolor work is known for its vibrant, evocative feel and is traditionally paired with thoughtful passages on living a deliberate, more introspective life. 

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I write books that help explain who we are. 

Intentionally written to help others build a practice of introspection and self-exploration,  my books and journals emphasize the importance of looking within. I believe that every answer is inside you.

My books have sold over 700,000 copies in North America alone and are translated into 12 languages. I am grateful to each person who has welcomed my words and art into their hearts and homes. 

 

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I am an artist and writer.

I write books that help us become

more connected to ourselves

and the world around us. 

My work explores human emotion and behavior, striving to help others feel less alone. I believe in the strength and validity of every emotion and encourage introspection, self-realization, and engaging in the difficult-but-incredible work of knowing and understanding yourself. 

 

I am interested in projects that add beauty to the world. I am interested in projects that help people feel more like themselves. I am interested in projects that remind us of the oft-overlooked moments in our livesbecause they are usually the most meaningful ones. 

I am available for art licensing, book illustration, and illustrated essays about mental health, creativity, and social justice. Please contact me if you'd like to work together. 

 

Selected clients and collaborations

AMBER LOTUS PUBLISHING

AMERICAN GREETINGS

ANTHROPOLOGIE

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

BIELY & SHOAF

CHRONICLE BOOKS

ESTÉE LAUDER

FLOW MAGAZINE

FOOD52

FREE PEOPLE

LAND OF NOD

SELLERS PUBLISHING

SOURCEBOOKS

SPIRITUALITY & HEALTH

SUNDAY TIMES

TARGET

TUBBY TODD

UPPERCASE MAGAZINE

VOGUE INDIA

Speaking engagements and workshops

AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM

BRIT & CO.

CRAFT & COMMERCE

CREATE & CULTIVATE

CREATIVE MORNINGS

GOOP

SKILLSHARE

STORY CONFERENCE

THE WELL

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