Hyde’s offerings in this show are all drawings (including a variety of drawing called “reverse monoprints”) of animals and people she has known well: horses, goats, cats, and her husband, Jim Kinnealey, and herself. Hyde moved to mid-coast Maine in 1977. She drew and painted steadily, studying with Jacque Rochester, “an astute and sensitive teacher,” Hyde says, who encouraged her to go to art school. Hyde spent three years at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, immersing herself in drawing and painting from the nude model. When Kinnealey opened the Caldbeck Gallery in Rockland in 1982, she showed there. By the time she and Kinnealey were married in 1990, Hyde had become a partner in owning and directing the gallery. In 1995 they moved to their current home in South Hope.
“The Caldbeck Gallery has been my primary focus over the past few years,” Hyde says. “I am very happy to be able to show some drawings after a very long time of not showing much at all. I like to draw with 2B graphite pencils, moving the graphite around and using it almost like paint, as in filling in areas. I also love pen and ink, often bamboo pen and ink, which make indelible marks that carry weight.”