“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 an 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 prestigious Kate Greenaway Award and she was the 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 is now available in paperback. 

Her second author/illustrator book ‘The Hare and the Moon: a book of paintings’ (Zephyr: Head of Zeus) is due out this October.

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

She is currently represented by The Lighthouse Gallery in Penzance, Cornwall and Foss Fine Art in Battersea London.  This year she is delighted to also be showing illustrations and paintings at the newly formed Elementum Gallery in Sherborne home base of The Elementum Journal.


2019: Book launch Elementum Gallery, Sherborne: November

2019: Solo: Lighthouse Gallery, Penzance: 2 -18 November

2019: Book launch Number 7, Dulverton: 26th October



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


2019: “The Hare and the Moon”  (Zephyr) by Catherine Hyde

2016 – 2019:  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 UKLA and The Kate Greenaway Award.


Studio shots in the header slider by kind permission of Jay Armstrong Photography


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