My Dog Sighs in Portsmouth

'My Dog Sighs' is a prolific street artist in the Portsmouth and Southsea area. You can see his work all over the city for example in Highland Road, Albert Road and at Hilsea Lido.

Portsmouth based 'My Dog Sighs' has had sell out solo exhibitions in the US, Israel and of course here in the UK. Upfest describing his work said that the "work forms a narrative based on counterpointed poignancy" all I know is that his work is instantly recognisable and makes me smile wherever I stumble across it. Keep up the great work and thanks for brightening up the city.

My Dog Sighs is recognised as one of the world's leading street artists, commissions include Wynwood Walls, Miami, Amsterdam Street Art Museum, Digital Vision, Shenzhen China, Coventry Transport Museum, Discerning Eye London, and is included in private collections including that of Matt Damon. He has painted and often headlined at global street art festivals. He is on the syllabus for some Mexican schools and is an exam paper subject for a Swedish exam board. My Dog Sighs has been a guest on Radio 4's Saturday Live, the BBC's Culture Show and has been featured in The Times, The Guardian, Huffpost and Widewalls and is regularly featured in global street art media "best murals" articles.


My Dog Sighs - Albert Road, Southsea

This painting is on the side wall of the Southsea Cycles shop, on the corner of Henley Road and Albert Road, Southsea. April 2023.

My Dog Sighs artwork at Albert Road in Southsea

This piece was on a temporary hoarding just to to the west of the Francis Avenue traffic lights. 2021

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My Dog Sighs - Clarendon Road, Southsea

Painting in Clarendon Road, Southsea, by My Dog Sighs

My Dog Sighs - Fawcett Road, Southsea

At the corner of Fawcett Road and Darlington Road in Southsea, March 2023.

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The work below is painted on the roller shutters at Freedom Seeds in Fawcett Road in Southsea. You can see some Portsmouth landmarks within the eyes, such as the Spinnaker Tower and the lipstick building at Gunwharf Quays.

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My Dog Sighs - Goldsmith Avenue

My Dog Sighs at Goldsmith Avenue, Portsmouth

The painting above covers the entire side of a commercial building in Goldsmith Avenue. Close to Fratton Park, home of Portsmouth Football Club, the painting celebrates the teams success in winning the FA Cup in 2008, you can see the cup being held up within the eye. This painting was replaced by a new work by The London Police as part of the Look Up Festival in 2023.

The Christmas reindeer below is painted on a hoarding on Goldsmith Avenue just opposite Fratton Station. December 2022.

My Dog Sighs Christmas reindeer, Goldsmith Avenue, Portsmouth

My Dog Sighs - Hilsea Lido

My Dog Sighs painting at Hilsea Lido, part of the Hilsea Lido refurbishment project supported by the Levelling Up Fund. March 2023.

My Dog Sighs street art at Hilsea Lido, March 2023

My Dog Sighs - Osborne Road, Southsea

If you want to spot these three little chaps by My Dog Sighs in Osborne Road, you will need to look up.

My Dog Sighs art work at Osborne Road, Southsea

My Dog Sighs - Old Portsmouth

This painting in Old Portsmouth is on the corner of St George's Road and St Thomas's Street. It features an image of Phoebe Sarah Hertha Ayrton (known as Hertha Ayrton) in the pupil of the eyes. Hertha Ayrton born in Portsmouth in 1854 was an engineer, inventor, mathematician and suffragette and one of the first female students at Cambridge University, Girton College. You can read more about Hertha Ayrton in our Hall of Fame pages.

My Dog Sighs - Palmerston Road, Southsea

This colourful collection of Everyman characters was painted at the former Knight and Lee store site at Palmerston Road in Southsea, Autumn 2023.

My Dog Sighs painting at Knight and Lee in Southsea

My Dog Sighs - Victorious Festival 2022

My Dog Sighs Street Art at Victorious Festival 2022, Portsmouth My Dog Sighs Street Art at Victorious Festival 2022, Southsea

Paste Up Street Art in Southsea

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My Dog Sighs - Southsea

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My Dog Sighs - Southsea Seafront

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My Dog Sighs - Market Way, Portsmouth

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Nancy Road, Fratton

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Inside - 'We Shelter Here Sometimes'

Inside was My Dog Sighs' most ambitious project to date, transforming a derelict building into an immersive world inhabited by the artist's own creatures, dubbed his 'Quiet Little Voices'.

Like us, these creatures are not perfect nor are their lives perfect. They struggle, they make mistakes, they fail. But like us too, they don't give up. Even among the decay they use their creativity to find hope - a powerful message in these turbulent times.

Street artists are often perceived as ghosts, with only the results of their endeavours visible to the world.

My Dog Sighs takes these creatures, that started life as scribbled doodles in the margins of his sketchbooks and uses them to represent different facets of his life. Replacing himself with these beings as a representation of his inner 'Quiet Little Voices', they embody a range of emotions from playful to melancholic.

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For the first time, My Dog Sighs moves into sculpture, fusing his visual language with light and sound installations, alongside the photorealistic paintings and naive characters that define his practice. No longer is the artist the creator, but his creations take on the mantle of 'My Dog Sighs' and as viewers we are welcomed 'Inside' the world of these ghosts.

My Dog Sighs - Somerstown

This huge painting, approximately 40 feet high, can be found at the southern entrance to the Somerstown Community Hub which straddles Winston Churchill Avenue.

Called the Portsmouth Hug this painting is one of My Dog Sighs signature pieces which can be found around the city but none of the others can match this one for size.

Completed in 2014 the Somerstown Community Hub is open 7 days a week and provides a wide range of activities such as art, badminton, chess club, dance, guitar lessons and many more. There is also a community cafe and a Health Centre with GP Surgery.

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My Dog Sighs - Sticker Art

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My Dog Sighs - Southsea bar painting

My Dog Sighs artwork painted on a bar wall in Southsea

My Dog Sighs - Sultan Road, Buckland

My Dog Sighs street art painting at Sultan Road, Portsmouth Painting by My Dog Sighs, Street Artist, Portsmouth