Hugh Bryden worked as an art teacher in Dumfries and Galloway for thirty years. Throughout his teaching career he continued to practice as a printmaker and painter and was a regular exhibitor in national and international exhibitions. In 2000 he formed Cacafuego Press with writer and poet Tom Pow and they produced a number of award-winning books and pamphlets. In August 2005 he gave up full time teaching to concentrate on printmaking and publishing artists books and poetry pamphlets. His imprint Roncadora Press has won and been shortlisted,for awards at the National Library of Scotland and the British Library. His books are held in major collections throughout the UK, in the Library of Congress (Washington DC) and the Carey Graphic Art Collection in Rochester, New York.