Helston, Cornwall

‘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



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solo show: November 13 – November 27

Preview: Saturday 13th: 2-4pm

Lighthouse Gallery, Penzance


Artist and award-winning illustrator Catherine Hyde trained in Fine Art Painting at Central School of Art in London.  She is renowned for her atmospheric and symbolic work and exhibits and sells her paintings and prints in galleries across the UK and America.  

All of her picture books have been nominated for the prestigious Kate Greenaway Award and she was the winner of The English Association Best Illustrated Book (Key stage 2) for The Princess’ Blankets by Carol Ann Duffy.


‘My paintings strive to create an atmosphere that touches upon the liminal, evoking visceral sensations of being the watcher in the landscape, witness to the wild movements of birds and animals.’


 b: 28 May 1960: Dartford, Kent

BA (Hons) Fine Art Painting: Central School of Art, London

Foundation studies: Medway College of Design, Kent





The Bee and The Sun: Saturday 27th November

Book launch and signing

Seven Fables, Dulverton, Exmoor




Ainscough Contemporary London

Beaux Art Bath

Foss Fine Art London

Lighthouse Gallery Cornwall

Mall Galleries London

Lemon Street Gallery Truro

Iona House Gallery Woodstock

Charleston Farmhouse Sussex

Elementum Gallery, Sherborne

John Noott Gallery, Broadway

The Yew Tree Gallery Morvah Cornwall

The Illustration Gallery London

Falmouth Art Gallery

Towner Gallery Eastbourne

Twenty Twenty Gallery, Much Wenlock


The Bee and The Sun: a calendar of paintings by Catherine Hyde: Zephyr (November 2021)

‘My deep love for the cycles
of the seasons inspires all
my paintings and this book is a
celebration of the profound
importance of the bee as a
pollinator in our world’


The Hare and the Moon: a calendar of paintings by Catherine Hyde:  Zephyr

‘An exquisite, full colour country almanac by artist Catherine Hyde

following 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.’


The Star Tree by Catherine Hyde: Frances Lincoln

Shortlisted for the 2017 Cambridgeshire Children’s Picture Book Award

Nominated for The Kate Greenaway Award


Little Evie in the Wild Wood by Jackie Morris: Frances Lincoln

Nominated for the Kate Greenaway Award


Firebird by Saviour Pirrotta: Templar Publishing

Awarded an Aesop Accolade by the American Folklore Society

Nominated for the Kate Greenaway Award


The Princess’s Blankets by Carol Ann Duffy: Templar Publishing

Winner of the English Association Best Illustrated book Key Stage 2

Nominated for UKLA and The Kate Greenaway Award


Editions 1 – 5: Elementum Journal


The Snow Angel by Lauren St John: Zephyr