Plans for the future
It is not good to feel overwhelmed by ‘stuff’, particularly in your workspace so I have made some decisions:
I am trimming down my range of cards and will be selling off packs of 20 cards for £10.00 until they are gone. There will be a limited range of the absolute best sellers in my catalogue and occasional new cards will be added for freshness.
I will be reducing the number of prints in the shop but am always happy to reproduce images on request.
My new book ‘The Hare and the Moon’ (published by Zephyr, an imprint of Head of Zeus) is due out in October 2019.
This book of paintings is a new departure for me comprising over 50 paintings celebrating my love of the hare within the landscape with a very spare but lyrical text. It is suitable for both adults and children and I cannot wait to see it all put together.
Here is the publishers descriptive text I found online:
“A beautiful, full colour country almanac by artist Catherine Hyde, follows the phases of the moon and a hare’s journey throughout the twelve months of the year in a lyrical tribute to the natural world.
Waking from the winter solstice a hare begins her journey. Through the landscape and its changing seasons, moving in harmony with the moon. Atmospheric and gorgeous paintings show the hare running in January, watching in February, leaping in March until it comes full circle, sleeping in December. Twelve textless double-page paintings of the hare’s journey are accompanied by three full pages of art showing a tree, a flower and a bird for each month.
This rich celebration of flora and fauna includes hawthorn and cowslips, swallows, blackbirds, buzzards and owls, harebells, holly, olive, rowan, poppies and much more. Titbits of text – folklore, fairytale, myth and legend complimenting the art – complete this desirable gift book.”
My focus will be on producing new work for my solo shows, on drawing and printmaking and filling the shop with small originals.