Born in Bristol in 1972, Doug Hyde became aware of his artistic talent at an early age. Throughout his school and college education he concentrated on the technical side of drawing and painting, creating art, prints and posters, but after graduation he was in no doubt as to his chosen career, that of a professional artist.
Doug Hyde prefers to produce his distinctive artwork on a large scale, in order to achieve maximum impact with each piece. Inspired by his own emotional responses to life, Doug's intention is to provoke an emotional response in others; his success in this aim can be seen by the huge impact his newly released collection of art, prints and posters has made on the British art scene.
He also enjoys operating in plenty of space, thus allowing himself enough physical freedom to express the creative energy that is the key to his fresh, contemporary style. Doug Hyde's unorthodox use of pastels applied with fingers and thumbs or even the side of a hand or wrist allows him to create highly communicative and engaging images that make an immediate and lasting impression on the viewer of his art, prints or posters.