AN artist has revealed her pride in taking part in the Martlets’ Snowdogs by the Sea initiative after her mother was treated at the hospice.

Heidi Compton is putting the finishing touches to The Argus’s newshound Snowdog which will take pride of place at Brighton Station.

Her creation is one of more than 40 individually created Snowdogs set to appear around the city as part of the charity art trail.

The exact details of the sculpture are being kept under wraps for now, but she it is hinted that her Snowdog might make use of The Argus’s famous headlines and billboards.

Heidi learned about the campaign after reading about it in The Argus and submitting a late night application – and was surprised to learn she had been successful.

She hopes the artwork, which will appear on Brighton Station’s concourse, will cheer up train travellers fed up with poor service and delays.

Heidi said: “My mother was there in December of last year so I obviously have a direct connection with the Martlets.

“I’ve done the Midnight Walk so it’s a charity that’s close to my heart, they’re brilliant. I'm really proud to be part of the project.”

It is not the only Snowdog the Brighton artist has been involved with – she also helped with her daughter’s school sculpture.

She added: “I really like all the crazy headlines and the humour.

“One reason I think it will work especially well is for all the commuters at the moment waiting around. Hopefully it will give them something to read.

“It’s been really good fun. Cutting out endless bits of paper took quite a long time, but it was really good to meet the other artists.”

The sculptures will be revealed when the art trail goes live on September 24 until November 27

Snowdogs will be placed throughout the city from outside Fatboy Slim’s Big Beach Café near Hove Lagoon, to Brighton Marina and the American Express Community Stadium.

There will also be a British Airways i360 sponsored Snowdog at London Victoria station.

Event organiser Sarah Harvey of The Martlets said: “We are expecting hundreds of thousands of people to come and see the Snowdogs and get people to parts of the city they’ve not been to in a while.

“We’re delighted to be working with The Argus, and I think the newshound is going to be really fun.

"I think people are going to really enjoy it. It’s a lovely way to be greeted as you come into Brighton."