“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 has shown her atmospheric and symbolic paintings successfully in galleries for over thirty years. She is currently represented in Cornwall by The Lighthouse Gallery, Penzance and in London by Foss Fine Art, Battersea.

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.

nb: If you are a shop or gallery and would like to stock Catherine’s work please email to catherine@catherinehyde.co.uk for details and terms.



2017: Illustrations for Vol 3 of Elementum Journal

2017: Book jacket cover and black and white interiors for “The Snow Angel” (Zephyr) by Lauren St John out October 5 2017

2016:  Illustrated articles in Vol 1 and Vol 2 of Elementum Journal

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: Illustrated spread of “January brings the snow” for Elizabeth Hammill’s acclaimed collection of Nursery Rhymes “Over the hill and far away”

2013:  “Little Evie in the Wild Wood” by Jackie Morris (Frances Lincoln) a lyrical retelling with a twist on the traditional “Red Riding Hood” fairy tale.  Nominated for the Kate Greenaway Award.

2010: “Firebird “by Saviour Pirotta” (Templar Publishing) a retelling of the Russian myth in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Stravinsky’s ballet.  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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