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Meredith Gaston

Author, Illustrator, Inspirational Speaker

Meredith Gaston Masnata is an internationally acclaimed bestselling author, artist, wellness coach and speaker celebrating mindful, joyous and spirited living in a modern world.

Whilst exhibiting her artwork locally and abroad from a young age, Meredith graduated from The University of Sydney, majoring in Art History and Theory and Gender and Cultural Studies. Continuing her education as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach through IIN, New York, Meredith frequently features in the media, educational and corporate spheres inspiring wellbeing in daily life. She is a regular guest on ABC radio. Meredith’s twelve lovingly illustrated books are translated into various foreign languages and her artworks are collected worldwide.

Meredith lives and works in the majestic Blue Mountains of Australia. She savours a contemplative and richly creative village life in nature with her husband, photographer Roberto Masnata. Meredith regularly facilitates ‘Watercolour and Wellbeing Workshops’, welcoming participants of all ages and stages to celebrate the joy of art and life.

Where were you born?
Paddington, Sydney.

What other jobs have you had?
My first job was in aged care. I was fourteen. I called bingo numbers, served meals, gave hand-massages and ran arts and craft activities. I waitressed, worked in vintage clothes stores, gift and antique shops, but started exhibiting my art and writing my books at twenty and have been doing so ever since.

What themes are recurring in your work?
I am most inspired by human nature and our natural world — animals and plants, light, patterns, and colours. I write, draw and paint about love and connection, tenderness, inspiration and joy. 

What have been the highlights of your career?
Publishing each of my twelve books and seeing them translated into foreign languages. Raising over two million dollars for women around Australia affected by breast cancer in partnership with Sussan Corporation. Fulfilling my long-held dream of inspiring others in educational and corporate environments.

Where have your works been published?
Australia, US, UK, Canada, New Zealand, Korea, Germany, and Brazil. 

What are you passionate about?
People seeing themselves as worthy of their own love and care. Teaching approaches to self-care and self-love, gratitude, and kindness. As an IIN health coach I am also passionate about people feeling their best in daily life – energised, comforted, relaxed and deeply nourished. 

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