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42 East Beach Studio, East Beach Parade, Worthing (next to Coast Cafe) will be officially open from 11am on Saturday 4th July 2020, we have many NEW designs and pieces of artwork including paintings, greetings cards, mugs, tea towels, coasters, wrapping paper, lamps and prints

MOOKS is twenty this year!

MOOKS was first established in February 2000

Named after my infant daughter's nickname,

I was sat coding HTML, hunched over the computer using dial-up internet

A lot has changed since then, updates are instantaneous, I have streaks of silver in my hair and my daughter is in her final year at Uni

27th June 2020 Click HERE to go to Ferring Radio's mixcloud site to hear part of an interview with me on art, the creative industry and the pandemic and the cancelling of Worthing Artists Open Houses

Nigel Pollard the interviewer asked some really good, thought provoking questions, there will be more episodes coming up shortly, check Ferring Radio's website for more details

25th July 2020 It's been a busy week at 42 East Beach Studio, Worthing

I've been creating hand painted plant pots for sale in the studio and have just started collaborating with Porto's Flowers of Montague Place, Worthing for them to sell them in-store, there will be lots of different designs with some beautiful shabby-chic hand made terracotta pots

26th July 2020 42 East Beach Studio, Worthing

has been joined by two very talented local artists, come and see examples of their work on display, we really want an eclectic, creative space with something affordable for all pockets and to be able to offer the opportunity to artists whose work we like to reach a wider audience

Manus McGrogan

Instagram: @manusartworld

Artist, Writer and Teacher

He has a selection of life drawings for sale as well as his fantastic rock and pop greetings cards with icons such as Bowie, Dylan Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and Eno

He is available for commissions doing portraits, drawings and paintings, here is his portrait of MOOKS artist Russ Iden

Rachel Smith

Facebook: Purdiesmith Makes

Rachel creates charming seaside themed frames in a variety of different sizes and proportions

They make great gifts and are very reasonably priced for the attention to detail she puts into them

Her work can also been seen at Beach Road Gallery and Studio

in Littlehampton

24 August 2020 We have had a busy time at 42 East Beach Studio, Worthing, there have been two live music events with The Deniros and we have launched our new YouTube Channel 42 East Beach Studio Worthing where we can show life at the Studio, artwork and events

As of October 2021 you can find Russ' work at Montague Gallery Worthing, to contact him for commissions for murals, paintings or plant pots please email

Russ can make reproductions of paintings by artists such as Vincent van Gogh, LS Lowry and Frida Kahlo

Russ' work is now available via the wonderfully eclectic

Montague Gallery

In it's NEW home at 28 Portland Road, Worthing open Tuesday to Sunday

Russ was recently a finalist in the Worthing Portrait Artist of the Year Competition, here is his entry piece. He painted International Best Selling author Peter James in the final, Peter was quite taken with Russ' portrait and was gifted it at the end of the evening