START WHERE YOU ARE: A Journal for Self-Exploration (Perigee, 2015)
Meera Lee Patel is a self-taught artist raised by the New Jersey shore, where she swam the bright waters and climbed cherry blossom trees until she grew old enough to draw them. Her illustrations are inspired by the magical mysteries of nature, the quiet stories that lace through everyday life, and the bold colors of her native India. In addition to illustration and photography, she produces a line of stationery and textile products that can be found at boutiques and major retailers nationwide, including Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie. She lives and works in Brooklyn.