The collection 'Heart and Soul' represents everything that is best in the world of contemporary art. Uplifting and accessible, it is also technically accomplished and aesthetically rewarding, in other words, vintage Hyde. The highlight is the launch of his latest book, which lends its name to this landmark collection.
Doug's highly communicative and engaging images make an immediate and lasting impression on the viewer. Doug has been featured on television both on the BBC news and on Channel 4 describing his unique technique and talking about the people and events that inspire his heart-warming images. His extraordinary rise from virtual unknown to fine art phenomenon has been meteoric, and his stunning Original Pastels have become genuine collectors' items. He was named as UK Artist of the Year in 2006 and was described by BBC Arts Correspondent David Sillito as the UK's most popular living artist. Doug's innovative style speaks directly to people's emotions by summarising love, desires, wishes and dreams, and has turned him into a genuine artist of the people, for the people.
Congratulations are also due to Doug, whose international reputation continues to go from strength to strength. Doug last year completed a whirlwind tour of Japan where he spent two weeks making personal appearances, giving interviews and meeting collectors up and down the country. The trip was such a success he is returning later this year cementing his status as Japan's favourite artistic import.
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