“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 in the early 80’s and is currently represented in Cornwall by The Lighthouse Gallery, Penzance and in London by Foss Fine Art, Battersea. For the past ten years her practise 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
PREVIOUS MIXED AND SOLO SHOWS
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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