Deirdre Hyde trained as a fine artist at Reading University in the 70s.
Inspired by a prolonged solitary stay on Cocos Island in 1979, one of the Pacific's most isolated and beautiful islands, she has since remained in Costa Rica to dedicate her talents to the interpretation of nature for the National Parks of Central America. Hyde became an interpretation consultant for WWF, IUCN and Conservation International throughout the Americas Europe and Africa and produced of an impressive body of nature illustration that has been reproduced throughout the world.
Hyde has produced artwork for the past thirty five years that hangs in private and public collections around the world. Most recently Hyde has created a 130 meter long mural for Frank Gehry’s Biomuseo in Panama.