Illustration and Visual Culture | Entering Year: 2021
Meera Lee Patel is a self-taught artist and the internationally best-selling author of several books on mental and emotional health, including My Friend Fear: Finding Magic in the Unknown, Start Where You Are, a journal for self-exploration, and Create Your Own Calm, a journal for quieting anxiety. She creates work that encourages others to connect with themselves, each other, and the world around them. Her signature watercolor paintings are known for their vibrant, evocative feel and are traditionally paired with thoughtful passages on living a deliberate, more introspective life. Prior to pursuing her MFA in Illustration & Visual Culture at Washington University, she lived with her family on a small farm in Nashville, Tennessee.