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D Y Hide has had a rich and varied career since trotting proudly out into the world with a degree in Graphic Design. There is no route map for how to make money doing what you love, so after a few years of working on commercials, painting trompe l’oeil murals and creating album covers for unknown bands, she thought it might be wise to train as a teacher.

Teaching filled her with joy and inspiration, and sapped her of the time and will to produce anything of her own until she bumbled into a wildlife art exhibition one August and wondered what she’d been doing for the last ten years. It was the turning point.

She went home and drew her rabbit. In coloured pencil, of course.

Since then, she has set about reestablishing herself as a practising artist in a freshly competitive world. National and international exhibitions have followed, along with a growing collection of awards and multiple publications. She works in a range of media, but her favourite remains coloured pencil.

She became a full member of the Society of Feline Artists several years ago, is a signature member of the CPCAU, and from 2019 holds Silver status as a member of the UKCPS.

The rest, as we artists like to say, is really just a work in progress…

Society Achievements

Signature Status 2017, Silver 2019