© Steven van Velzen

Illustration & picture books by Pyhai.
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“There’s a midnight whimsy to Pyhai’s work; her deep hues and weathered, picture-book strokes generate a night-time comfort, the sort you have as you lie warm in bed, about to dream of adventure.” – The Chromatic Watch

Inspiration comes from: being out in the wilderness , mythology and folk tales, life drawing, yoga, getting my hands dirty in my vegetable and fruit garden , sitting quietly, dancing to melancholy tunes and greedily wolfing down the intellectual wonders of this weird and wonderful world

Besides illustration, I work as a designer, crafting books, lettering and brand identities. I live and work in the fine city of Utrecht, the Netherlands. You’re welcome to contact me for any inquiries, or just to say hello!

Selected clients: Uitgeverij Samsara, Van Holkema & Warendorf, ROSE stories, CPNB, Gottmer, Nijgh & Van Ditmar, Borre Educatief, Loopvis, Uitgeverij Moon and Uitgeverij Volt.


All images on this website copyright © 2024 Pyhai, unless noted otherwise.