Sebastian Gabriel Hyde
Sebastian was born in Cincinnati Ohio and raised just north of Seattle Washington. He started drawing at a very early age, driven by his love of comic book art, Pacific Northwest Native American art and myth and American artists like Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent as well as many fantasy and science fiction illustrators. Sebastian graduated from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco in 1989 with a BA in Illustration. While studying illustration, he discovered a deep love of figurative drawing and painting from the live model which he continues to the present day, holding a weekly Tuesday evening drawing session at his home studio in Oakland. These sessions, that have been ongoing since 1996, are attended by many local artists, both professional and amature. He also is an active Plein Air painter, venturing around the Bay area and beyond.