Doug Hyde "Yours Truly" - a new collection of work released Sep 2008. Born in Bristol in 1972, Doug Hyde became aware of his artistic talent at an early age. Throughout his school and college education Doug Hyde concentrated on the technical side of drawing and painting, 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. Doug 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.

Recently named as the UK's official best selling artist, Doug Hyde has been featured on television both on the BBC national news and on Channel 4 describing his unique technique and talking about the people and events that inspire his heart-warming images. Inspired by his own emotional responses to life, Doug Hyde's intention is to provoke a positive response in others.