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Meet Durga Bernhard

Email: durga@durgabernhard.com
website: http://www.durgabernhard.com/


Durga Bernhard was raised in New York's Hudson Valley and began painting at the age of 13. Her education is a mix of formal art training and independent study through extensive travel to museums all over the United States and Europe. Durga's artwork explores both personal and archetypal imagery through contemporary techniques. Her themes include birth and mothering, healing and transformation, animals and nature, family and community, myth and dream, music, ritual, prayer - and more.

Durga is the illustrator of numerous children's books, including fiction and non-fiction, natural science titles and multicultural folktales. Also a professional dancer and drummer, 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.

Most of Durga's illustration is painted in gouache. She is also known for her bold and resonant imagery in black & white and linoleum block prints, and for the natural surfaces she sometimes employs such as birchbark and hemp fiber. Durga's work encompasses several different styles, and has been published on everything from magazine covers, to business logos, brochures, corporate promotion, and publicity for religious and ecological causes. She also accepts commissions for animal and people portraits.

Durga Bernhard lives in the Catskill Mountains of New York with her son and daughter.

Durga in the Blossoms


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Durga's Bookshelf

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A Ride on Mother's Back : A Day of Baby Carrying Around the World
by Emery Bernhard, Durga Bernhard (Illustrator)
Reading level: Ages 4-8
School & Library Binding - 32 pages (September 1996)
Harcourt Brace
ISBN: 0152008705

A Lift-the-Flap Book of Hidden Potential
by Durga Bernhard
Chronicle Books - 24 pages (June 2006)


Healing Wise
Author: Susun S. Weed. Superb herbal in the feminine-intuitive mode. Complete instructions for using common plants for food, beauty, medicine, and longevity. Introduction by Jean Houston. 312 pages, index, interior illustrations by Durga Bernhard.

Retails for $15.95
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Visit: www.ashtreepublishing.com
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Durga's Art Gallery

The Water Bearers

to purchase greeting cards of Durga Bernhard's art


Living Love


Mountain Buck


Beginning Prayer


World Mother

The Amazing Placenta

The Bearers


Birth Weaving


The Sleep of Trust

mother and child

moon daughter


the mother garden

to see more of durgas art at her personal site


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