“She is, if you will, a visual poet weaving images, symbols and archetypes into paintings that resonate in the subconscious and linger there like half-remembered dreams or the dark fairy stories with which she has such affiliation”
Pip Palmer, Galleries Magazine


CATHERINE HYDE is a Cornish artist and award-winning Illustrator.  She trained in Fine Art Painting at Central School of Art in London and sells her atmospheric and symbolic work in galleries around the country.  For the past ten years, her practice has extended into illustration.  All four of her picture books have been nominated for The Kate Greenaway Award and she was winner of The English Association Best Illustrated Book Award (Key Stage 2) for The Princess’ Blankets by Carol Ann Duffy.  Her first author/illustrated book The Star Tree was published in 2016 and she is currently working on her second for Zephyr (Head of Zeus) due out in 2019.

Alongside her paintings and illustrations she runs her own greeting cards business with over sixty reproductions of her work and creates fine quality Giclee prints which she sells in the UK and America.



2018: Solo ‘The silver apples of the moon’ Foss Fine Art London

2017: Solo ‘The Twelve Days’ Lighthouse Gallery, Penzance

2016: Solo ‘Running of the deer’ Foss Fine Art, London



Ainscough Contemporary London

Beaux Art Bath

Bishop Philpotts Truro

Lemon Street Gallery Truro

Charleston Farmhouse Sussex

Easton Rooms Rye

Falmouth Art Gallery

Foss Fine Art London

Fowey River Gallery

Illustration Cupboard London

Iona House Gallery Woodstock

Lion House Gallery Suffolk

Lighthouse Gallery Penzance

Mall Galleries London

New Leaf Gallery Monmouth

Rostra Gallery Bath

Rye Art Gallery Sussex

Singing Soul Gallery Cranbrook

True North Gallery Massachusetts

Twenty Twenty Gallery Much Wenlock

Wetpaint Gallery Cirencester



2016 – 2018:  Elementum Journal

2017:  “The Snow Angel” (Zephyr) by Lauren St John

2016:  “The Star Tree” (Frances Lincoln) by Catherine Hyde  Shortlisted for the 2017 Cambridgeshire Children’s Picture Book Award and nominated for The Kate Greenaway Award.

2014:   “Over the hills and far away” Elizabeth Hammill

2013:  “Little Evie in the Wild Wood” by Jackie Morris (Frances Lincoln) Nominated for the Kate Greenaway Award.

2010: “Firebird “by Saviour Pirotta” (Templar Publishing)  Awarded an Aesop Accolade by the American Folklore Society and nominated for the Kate Greenaway Award.

2009: “The Princess’s Blankets” by Carol Ann Duffy (Templar Publishing) Winner of the English Association Best Illustrated book Key Stage 2 and nominated for The Kate Greenaway Award.



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