DURGA YAEL BERNHARD was raised in New York's Hudson Valley and began painting at the age of 13. She is the illustrator of numerous children's books, including fiction and non-fiction, natural science titles and multicultural folktales. Also a dancer and percussionist, Durga brings a variety of influences to her work, including a strong grounding in rhythm and design, and a deep love of African culture, Eastern religion, and the natural world. Her experience mothering three children has also shaped some of Durga's most notable works. Most of Durga's artwork is painted in gouache. chases dogs.

Books Published

Client list:

Harcourt Brace/Gulliver Books
Chronicle Books
Orchard Books
Harper SanFrancisco
Pearson Scott Foresman
McGraw Hill
Anchor Wallace Publishing
Brown Publishing Network
Hampton Brown Publishing
Holiday House
Stackpole Books
Walker Books & Co.
Hudson River Revival Clearwater Festival
United Church of Christ
Hamilton College
Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice
The Center for Adoption
Mothering Magazine
Cornell University Cooperative Extension
Narada Records
Amber Lotus Publishing
Mother Tongue Ink
Ashtree Publishing
Pomegranate Artbooks
Midwives Alliance of North America
Fareta School of African Dance
And Baby Magazine
Bread Alone Bakery
Sunflower Natural Foods
Spider Magazine
Pronk Associates
Generation Challenge Program
Shalom Mountain Retreat Center
Yeowon Media, Korea
Harcourt Educational
Wilkinson Studios