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 Are, My 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.
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.
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 lives—because 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.