Doug Hyde has been creating artwork which speaks to our hearts for many years, and his moving and sincere messages of love, friendship and hope have never been more relevant than they are today.
Life is not an easy journey at the moment, but with Doug as a travelling companion we can reflect on the good things that we are holding on to, gratitude, generosity and love – the things that bind us together and bring us joy along the way.
Following on from the amazing response to Thank You, a special edition which raised in excess of £150,000 for the NHS, Doug has launched a new edition ‘Love From A Distance’ which features his trademark, loving smiley character sending love from a distance.
This lovely new limited edition is available to buy direct from stock and is limited to only 595 copies and can be purchased mounted or framed.
We unveiled a new limited edition from award winning British artist Doug Hyde which represented a heartfelt thank you message to front line carers. Within three hours the edition had sold out, and the original had also been sold at a record breaking price, raising in excess of £100,000 for the NHS Charities Covid 19 Appeal.
The piece, entitled simply ‘Thank You’, features five of Doug’s signature characters clapping for carers against the backdrop of the rainbow which has come to symbolise hope during this global crisis. Doug commented: “ I think this is my proudest achievement as an artist so far to have been able to contribute in this way.” The overwhelming response of thanks from carers but also disappointment at missing out on the edition has led to an unprecedented decision.
For the first time ever Demonfort Fine Art publishers are going to extend an edition. We are increasing our fundraising target to £150,000 by making Thank You an edition of 999, and we are absolutely sure that with your incredible support we will get there together!
Meanwhile, Doug has created a personal thank you to everyone – a line drawing of ‘Thank You’ for children to colour and display in their windows. (Remember to take photos and share the love on social media!)