Portsmouth art gallery kicks off to highlight local talent

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AN ART gallery showcasing work of a local artist kicked off on Saturday.

Portsmouth artist Midge joined forces with fellow artist My Dog Sighs to hold an art exhibition for enthusiasts in the city.

The event, which runs until Wednesday, showcases 15 original works as well as some limited edition print releases.

Nearly 400 people from Portsmouth as well as some international collectors are expected to visit the gallery at the Coastguard studios in Clarendon Road, Southsea, during the five days the exhibition is open.

Paul Stone, who paints under the name My Dog Sighs, said: ‘Proud of the city and the support it has given us, we’ve aimed to make this exhibition as Portsmouth-centric as possible. Materials, printing, framing and kind sponsorship from local breweries and businesses have meant that entire show has been planned and produced, sourced and inspired within Portsea island.’

As well as showing art in the gallery, there will also be hidden paintings around the city which people can hunt for, take pictures of and be in with the chance of winning a limited edition print.

For more information on the event visit mydogsighs.com.