"The most popular living artist in the UK" BBC TV National News
In 2002, Doug Hyde was a young artist painting pictures for his family and friends in his spare time. In 2005, he was named the UK’s best selling published artist and described as the UK’s most popular living artist on a BBC TV national news broadcast. In 2014 Doug celebrated the 10th anniversary of this accolade and a decade of extraordinary success.
The extraordinary rise from the virtual unknown to the most popular living artist in the UK has been meteoric. His celebrity collectors include England Manager Roy Hodgson, golfer Rory McIlroy, and British movie star Emily Blunt.
Doug has been the subject of no less than five fabulous books. His popularity and profile have increased both at home and abroad, Yet despite his phenomenal success he has never lost touch with the realities of life and has continued to produce work based on his love for his family, his unfailing optimism, and his sheer enthusiasm for life
Doug has been featured on television describing his unique technique and talking about the people and events that inspire his heart-warming work. Inspired by his own emotional responses to life,