born in bristol in 1973, doug hyde pursued the study of art throughout his childhood and adolescence. he began working as a professional artist as soon as he was able to, and went on to create his own unique – and now best-selling – artwork, first published in 2003.
the themes of love, family and friendship that run through hyde’s work have resulted in widespread success for the artist’s famous smiling, stylised characters.
hyde’s instinctive approach to his work makes each piece feel spontaneous and honest, while still being full of lightness and whimsy.
with hyde’s characters now available in multiple formats, including paintings, drawings and sculpture, he continues to produce new artworks for his audience to enjoy.