Malcolm Hyde

Medium: Pen and Ink and Watercolour

“I attended Salford College and qualified as a graphic designer in the early 1970’s, I then spent a year at the LCP in London studying typographic design.

Returning to Manchester I fell into interior design for my first job and after ten years I then went on to run my own design consultancy for the next 30 years. 5 years ago I decided to take early retirement, and with my wife Joyce we bought a home in our most favourite place in the world, Lagos. We now spend our life 50/50 between our home in Bristol and here in the Algarve.

2. Praça Luis de Camōes

Praça Luis de Camōes © Malcolm Hyde

Being an interior designer I was good at drawing box shapes, so in June 2017 I decided to go back to the beginning and take watercolour classes to learn to be more free and expressive again.

I love Portuguese architecture so for my early studies I am using pen and ink with which I feel very comfortable and then applying watercolour. Although I love working with both mediums I am now developing my confidence of painting more without a pen.

3. Lagos Storks, soon to fly off for the summer!

Lagos Storks, soon to fly off for the summer! © Malcolm Hyde

Positive comments about my work has encouraged me to join in and share it with others.”

4. Lighthouse, Farol Ponta da Piedade, Lagos

Lighthouse, Farol Ponta da Piedade, Lagos © Malcolm Hyde

Malcolm is available for private commissions.

Contact Information


Phone: (+351) 936 495 128

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Twitter: MalcHyde

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You can view more of his work via his gallery here. Click on any of the images to start the slideshow.

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