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Top street artist My Dog Sighs praises creative scene in Gloucestershire

By The Citizen  |  Posted: March 31, 2014

  • My Dog Sighs, Funns and Kazland work on The Rusty Alexander07

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ONE of the world’s leading street artists has vowed to spray it again in Gloucestershire after an invigorating visit to the county.

Portsmouth-based artist My Dog Sighs (MDS) is credited with creating the concept of Free Art Friday in which pieces of art are given away.

He visited Hayley Kendal who is converting a Leyland double decker bus into a travelling art gallery called The Rusty Alexander and added his own unique touches.

He also sprayed a stunning piece on an underpass on the Honeybourne Line in Cheltenham as well as meeting local street artists.

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My Dog Sighs said: "Hayley is doing an incredible job with the bus and it's been an honour to be part of it.

"It's such a brilliantly simple idea to take art to the people rather than getting them to visit what are often intimidating gallery spaces.

"Her attention to detail is incredible, she's got a very confident aesthetic for the entire look and feel of the bus and having looked through her artists rosta, she's going to be showing an incredibly high standard of work.

"By taking the Rusty Alexander around the country she is really going to be an ambassador for the county's creativity.

"My visit to Gloucestershire was full of visits from the local art scene, meeting with Beastie and dropping some of my free art for him to put out, hearing how well faf (Free Art Friday) Gloucester is going and his plans for a paint festival there, as well as panting a small piece to kick off the summer paint festival being organised by Dice 67 in Cheltenham.

"It was my first visit to the area but with so many exciting creatives around, I'm keen to head back and get involved where I can."

Hayley said: "After the last pictures in the Citizen of a grey primed bus it has since undergone an intensive six day paintathon to create a wondrous delight for the eyes.

"Three amazing artists My Dog Sighs, Funns and Kazland have created my dream bus.

"A mix of urban and outsider art with layers of rust to create an aged feel as if it was painted 50 years ago.

"You could spend hours just staring at the detail of My Dog Sigh's painted eyes and Funns and Kazland's bizarre markings and creatures!!!

"Just the inside to finish and then we will hit the fairs, festivals and events in the summer."

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