How it all started
Doug Hyde, a true success in fine art. Started painting in his spare time for friends and family. In just 3 short years from starting he was named as the UK’s best-selling published artist and the BBC called him the UK’s most popular living artist.
Contemporary art lovers paid Doug a rare tribute in early 2006 when his one hundredth limited edition sold out. This confirmed the loyalty of his collectors and the enormous popularity of his work.
Doug’s reputation and profile has continued to grow since then. Both at home and abroad (with a sell-out tour in Japan now under his belt).
Yet despite his phenomenal success he has never lost touch with the realities of life. He has continued to produce work based around his love for his family, his unfailing optimism and his sheer enthusiasm for life
“Although the work is now sold all over the world. I paint the same way as I did 10 years ago. I imagine the room in the house where the picture will be hung and then producing it with the same excitement and love for the work that I hope the viewer will also experience.”
In 2015 Doug was appointed as the Official Artist of England Rugby. Combining two of his great passions. A former number 8 who has now hung up his boots (apart from the occasional Christmas match), rugby has played an important part in Doug’s life. His innovative collection ‘Pride & Passion’ is an inspirational tribute to every aspect of the game. In Doug’s inimitable style – a series of images that will appeal to both existing collectors and a whole new audience.
The ubiquitous appeal of Doug’s work transcends cultural boundaries. With his collectors ranging from those who have never entered a gallery before to those who spend their weekends attending art exhibitions. His celebrity collectors include golfer Rory McIlroy and actress Emily Blunt.
His enduring success and extensive appeal perhaps arises from Doug’s ability to have his compositions communicate at a direct level, referring to the human experience as a whole in a way that we can all recognise.
Doug also strives to provoke a positive response in others with his artwork. This is done not only by the pieces he creates, but by the money he has raised through the sale of his artwork for two charities – “Look Good…Feel Better” and “Families for Children”.
As well as sculptures, original paintings and sell out limited editions, Doug has produced three wonderful hardback books; ‘The Man Behind the Smile’ ‘Heart and Soul’ and ‘The Lost Reindeer’.
Today, Doug Hyde remains one of the most successful UK artists ever, with his vibrant, fun and heart-warming artwork always high in demand. Collectors Prints are proud to supply our customers with one of the widest ranges of Doug Hyde prints, sculptures and books available.
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