An exquisite, full colour country almanac by artist Catherine Hyde, following the phases of the moon and a hare's journey throughout the twelve months of the year in a lyrical tribute to the natural world.
Catherine Hyde is a Cornish artist and award-winning illustrator. She trained in Fine Art Painting at Central School of Art in London and is represented in Cornwall by The Lighthouse Gallery, Penzance and in London by Foss Fine Art, Battersea. Catherine has been nominated for The Kate Greenaway Award four times and is recipient of The English Association Best Illustrated Book Award (Key Stage 2). She is illustrator of The Snow Angel written by Lauren St John, published in 2017 by Zephyr. catherinehyde.co.uk @catherine_hyde
'She is a visual poet weaving images, symbols and archetypes into
paintings that resonate in the subconscious and linger there like
half-remembered dreams or the dark fairy stories with which she has
such affiliation' Pip Palmer, Galleries Magazine.
'This is a treasure by Catherine Hyde. It is a thing of beauty that traps time ... Such a celebration of the wheel of the year' Jackie Morris.
'A combination of (hauntingly beautiful) coffee table art book, country almanac, and mythic poetry collection, and it is just unbelievably gorgeous as an object to hold and enjoy. I know I'll be going back again and again to some of those paintings, and I loved sharing the book with my kids as well' Stephanie Burgis.
'An absolutely exquisite calendar of paintings, [it's] gorgeous ... A celebration of flora, fauna and country life, this simply stunning tome would make the perfect gift or coffee table book' Countryside.
'The two characters dance across the pages of this book, creating an irresistible and hypnotic rhythm ... Everyone can share the joy of leafing through the beautiful book which contains a treasure trove of visual and oral language ... Atmospheric, entrancing and sparing enough to act as stepping stones into endless daydreams' Cornwall Today.
'Fascinating ... As lovely as they are lyrical and likely to stay with you for a long time' Western Morning News.
'It is the vibrant and atmospheric paintings and the way they bring to life the flora and fauna of the British countryside that make this book one that resonates ... A book to treasure' The Field.