Meera Lee Patel Tells Stories through Words and Watercolors

Nashville-based Meera Lee Patel is a self-taught writer and artist, who tells stories through words and watercolor. She ascribes her creativity to her basic belief and principle, that everything is possible. 

Her work often explores emotions and how they guide us, how we deal with them, and what we can learn from them. Along this line, she has published three books with Penguin Random HouseMy Friend Fear: Finding Magic in the Unknown, is a meditative dialogue on the feeling of “fear” and how it can help us become who we are. Her two other books, Made Out of Stars and Start Where You Are, are journals that talk about self-realization and self-exploration, in an attempt to show that we are already whole, and the answers we seek are contained within our own selves.

Her books are accompanied by stunning, rustic watercolor pictures that explore the same themes. Patel’s art is focused on exploring human connection and finding beauty in the stories of overlooked moments in our lives and surroundings. The emotional visuals that stand alongside the written word, have a way of conveying meaning and the author’s perception in an even deeper fashion.  

Scroll down to check out some of her stunning work.