Durgabai Vyam is a Pardhan Gond artist who lives in Bhopal. She started making dignas, colourful clay patterns drawn on walls, at the age of six. She is the co-author of The Night Life of Trees, which won the Bologna Ragazzi Award in 2008, and the illustrator of Turning the Pot, Tilling the Land. Bhimayana is the first book she did together with her husband, Subhash Vyam. Durgabai was awarded the Padma Shri in 2022.