Best Selling Published Artist at the Fine Art Trade Guild Awards, 2005.
In 2002, Doug Hyde was a young artist painting pictures for his family and friends in his spare time. In 2005, Doug was named as the UK's best selling published artist and described as the UK's most popular living artist on a BBC TV national news broadcast.
Since then Doug's popularity and profile has increased both at home and abroad, and he has recently returned from a sell-out tour in Japan. Yet despite his phenomenal success he has never lost touch with the realities of life, and has continued to produce work based around his love for his family, his unfailing optimism and his sheer enthusiasm for life.
"The most popular living artist in the UK.” - BBC TV National News
Inspired by his own emotional responses to life, Doug's intention is to provoke a positive response in others; his success in this aim can be seen not only by the huge impact his work has made on the British and international art scene, but also by the money he has raised for two important charities - "Look Good…Feel Better" and “Families for Children" - through the sale of his artwork.