Set high on a hill in the Bedminster part of Bristol is this pure gem of art which totally commands your attention as soon as you climb the steep hill and navigate around some of the hi-rise buildings – whilst also admiring the fantastic Bristol views all around.
A collaboration between Portsmouth based My Dog Sighs and Hampshire based Curtis Hylton this has been painted on the side of The Rising Sun pub in the area known as Windmill Hill.
Painted during June 2019 on a grassed area which leads to a small children’s play ground complete with swings and a slide.
The holes on that gate were too good an opportunity to miss!
My Dog Sighs has painted his trademark eyes complete with Bristol scenary contained within including the Clifton Suspension Bridge and a windmill reflecting the history that there was once a windmill located on this hill in the 15th century.
Whilst self proclaimed muralist and illustrator Curtis Hylton has provided a detailed backdrop featuring feathers and flowers.
As Bristol’s Upfest was a taking a year off in 2019 – this piece was the first mural of the newly created ‘Upfest Summer Edition‘ series – where a much smaller host of artists have been invited to paint around the city.
In the bright summer sunshine this piece totally leaped off the wall whereas an area to the right hand side was in shade due to the large tree.
The first piece was titled ‘Little Voices’ by the artist whereas the other piece was covered by some security barriers – Doh! (My Doh Sighed)
A small signature to one side completed this My Dog Sighs trails.
What a fantastic addition to the city and it’s still worth a visit to Bristol even though the larger Upfest isn’t on this year.
So far there has been new murals from My Dog Sighs, Curtis Hylton, Dale Grimshaw, L7 Matrix and Jody – to name a few!