Local artists have come together to display their art on Teville Gate Hoardings for the public to enjoy.
Learn more about each artist below and where you can buy their art…
Poetic Bisons” – Creative Clothing with Conscience.
We make cool and funky clothing as sustainably as possible. Using a renewable energy supply chain, water-based inks & shipping in plastic-free packaging, through our partnership with onetreeplanted we also plant a tree for every item we sell. Known locally for our iconic ‘Costa Del Worthing’ tees, & ‘TreeHugger’ sweatshirts & more recently our windfarm range of clothing, we take inspiration from our
surroundings and promote Worthing & East Beach life!
Currently printing at home in West Worthing, we have an outlet at East Beach Studios, right next door to Coast Cafe. Our next exciting venture is ‘Spun’ in Portland Square, a shop/café selling Poetic Bisons clothing alongside preloved & new vinyl records, which we aim to have open by mid-late October 2023.
Michelle Dawson is an Artist and Educator based in Worthing. She studied Illustration at Bath Spa University College, and then trained to be an Art teacher at the University of Brighton. Michelle taught Art at Littlehampton Community School before taking a break to raise her family.
Michelle now divides her time between making and exhibiting artwork, teaching Art workshops and running children & Art clubs.
‘Paddleboarding’ ; is from the ‘Blue Splash’ series of illustrations which Michelle made in response to the beautiful colours seen in the sea in Worthing each summer. Michelle loves to experiment with coloured inks and for this series she explored the way blue and turquoise inks mix together in a wet wash.
Michelle’s range of seaside illustrations are for sale as prints and cards at Inspired, Montague Gallery and online through her Etsy shop. Michelle runs drawing and painting workshops at Montague Gallery.
Stoats & Weasels
I’m Lisa Bamford, and I work under the name of Stoats & Weasels from my studio in Brighton. “We don’t stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.” This quote is my motto for life, and I’m happy to confirm that my inner child is very much alive! I produce playful and colourful greeting cards and art prints. The aim of my designs are to make you titter, offer words of (usually cheeky) motivation, and occasionally show your great big softie side. Oh and some are a teeny bit rude, sorry Mum! I also work as a graphic designer, creating logos, website designs, and marketing materials. I love every element of design – and it is this enthusiasm that I bring to every project I work on.
Vicky Anne Vaughan, the creative force behind Made by Me by the Sea, specialises in celebrating Worthing and its captivating art deco and vintage architecture. With a keen eye for detail and a unique aesthetic, Vicky brings to life the essence of Worthing’s iconic white beach huts, set against the backdrop of a stunning sunset sky. As a Digital Artist Restoring Vintage Architecture through Uplifting Design, her
work is a tribute to the timeless elegance of coastal architecture that resonates with both locals and visitors alike. Made by Me by the Sea offers a wide range of products, from framed art and posters to wallpaper, gifts, and home decor, all imbued with the same artistic integrity. Smiles Guaranteed! Discover Vicky’s collection and bring a piece of Worthing’s architectural beauty into your home.
Visit www.madebymebythesea.co.uk to explore her latest creations.
Russ Iden / Mooks
Russ Iden has over thirty years of experience as an artist. Studying at Epsom School of Art, he went on to work in Illustration, Photography and Design and Education. Russ is known for his bold, colourful illustrations, paintings and cartoons, his mural artwork can be found across Sussex and Surrey.
He is a second-time finalist in Worthing Portrait Artist of the Year Competition. His cartoons have been featured on the cover of INSIDE magazine and recently as banners as you enter Worthing Town Centre from Broadwater. He was selected to paint a Shaun the Sheep statue for the Brighton Shaun by the Sea art trail raising funds for Martlets Hospice. You can find his Captain Shaun the Pirate at the entrance to the Palace Pier, Brighton. Russ is available for commissions at WWW.MOOKS.CO.UK
Ed Watts Studio
Ed Watts Studio is your go-to store for roarsome dino merch, ethereal photography and much, much more!
Lead Balloon Co.
I’m James, one half of Lead Balloon Company. I studied fine art at Nottingham Trent University, specialising in painting with a focus on land and cityscapes. I moved to Brighton before making Worthing my home in 2006 with the other half of Lead Balloon Company, my wife Sam. We love living in Worthing and can’t think of a better place to be.
We started Lead Balloon Company in 2020, initially with just a range of digital landscape prints inspired by living between the sea and the South Downs. More recently we have expanded our range and developed bold graphic baseball caps for children and adults along with a range of shopping totes.
Andy Pointon design
Andy is a screen printer who loves colour. His work is influenced by the local landscape, vintage travel posters and the medium of print. In particular, his work explores the changing seasons and agricultural marks on the landscape, presenting a moment of quiet reflection in nature. As well as graphic art, Andy’s work includes a range of printed tea towels and pouches.
Suzie Foster is originally from the south coast of Cornwall and after a long stint in London, now lives in Worthing with her family and cat Gustav. Suzie studied illustration at Falmouth University and went on to pursue a career in design and has produced creative work for several household brands. Her recent personal work has been an exciting exploration into bold and colourful risograph prints which she sells
online and at the popular boutique ‘Inspired’ on the prom. ‘I always hoped I would live by the sea again, so moving to Worthing has been a dream come true! I love working in a bold and graphical style as this pairs beautifully with traditional risograph printing methods.’ Suzie is best known for her post code prints, and her latest work features a bold crab illustration with a coral inspired border. More to come
We Are Mountain
I’m Sophie, aka We Are Mountain, after studying photography at Nottingham Trent University I worked on the picture desk at OK! Magazine for many years. In 2013 I moved to Sunny Worthing and started my business creating seaside inspired screen prints. Over the last ten years my little business has grown to include printed tea towels and fabric accessories.
My mackerel screen print was commissioned by the Worthing Emergency Food Depot as a thank you to their volunteers who worked so hard during lockdown. Amongst donations to the food bank, they had a massive influx of tinned fish, which became a standing joke within the team!
I am also lucky enough to be the co-owner of the Inspired with my best mate Gemma!
We established hello DODO in 2011 as a bit of a creative side project to work on together but very quickly it became so much more than that to us. We taught ourselves to screenprint and made every mistake in the book, at least twice, until we got it right. Now hello DODO is in it’s 12th year and we are a fully fledged two-person apparel and homeware business, creating fun stuff for fun people! We work from a
little print studio at the end of our garden and from our very colourful shop on Tarring Road.
Our biggest hope is that when people pull on one of our sweatshirts, hang one of our prints or iron on one of our patches is that it makes their day just that bit brighter and more fun…and that can make all the difference, don’t you think?
Inspired is a bright and colourful independent shop on Worthing Prom right next to the pier, championing over 50 local artist, designers and makers work with a select few indies from around the country! Inspired is your go to shop for beautiful prints, jewellery, homeware and lots more!
We are Gemma and Sophie, best mates who met at Nottingham Trent University a long, long time ago studying Fine Art and Photography. The stars aligned in 2019 when we had the opportunity to fulfil our dream of opening a shop, Inspired will be four years old this November!
Views of the Sussex Coast and it iconic buildings inspire the Coastal Range of prints and products from Julie Ingham. Julie runs Design by Julie Ingham and is also a partner in the textile design studio Jules & Ginny.
Her illustrations have been used in books, stationery, giftware, tableware, and textiles. 2023 sees the launch of her large-scale illustrations in the Royal Sussex hospital in Brighton. She was commissioned by Willis Newson Architects to produce six individual wall sizes illustrations reflecting scenes of Brighton and Sussex, as part of the 3T’s hospital redevelopment programme. 2020 saw the launch of her intuitive
collection of bathroom designs with Burlington Bespoke taking her pattern and illustration work to new heights.
For commissions and design work contact Julie directly at