Secret ArtIST Sale 2023

The ‘Secret Artist Sale’ benefits five good causes: Breast Cancer Now, Alzheimer’s Society, Lingen Davies Cancer Fund, Shropshire Wildlife Trust and Severn Hospice.

We are thrilled to announce the outstanding results of the ‘Secret Artist Sale’ 2023. This event has been an enormous success, raising just over £13,000 for five incredible charities: Breast Cancer Now, Alzheimer’s Society, Lingen Davies Cancer Fund, Shropshire Wildlife Trust, and Severn Hospice.


Returning to the Soden Collection this year, the Secret Artist Sale has exceeded all expectations. Last year, we managed to sell out all 120+ paintings in just over an hour, raising over £8,500 for our chosen charities. This year, we set our sights even higher, and the response has been truly remarkable.


We are immensely grateful for the generous contributions of over 250 artists, as well as some extraordinary donations from prominent individuals such as Joe Lycett, Harry Brioche, Sue Campion, and Antonio Villalba. These special donations formed a silent auction, allowing participants to place their bids discreetly. The highest bid at the end of the weekend claimed these exceptional artworks.


In addition to the main event, we featured three exclusive prints for sale during the weekend and beyond. Created by Chitra Merchant, Linda Edwards, and James St Clare Wade, these limited editions of just 20 prints each were available for purchase at £150 each.


We extend our heartfelt thanks to all the artists who generously contributed their work last year and to the dedicated customers who patiently queued for hours. The atmosphere was electric, and your appreciation was palpable, especially when we provided refreshments, including delicious bacon baps. Shrewsbury’s Wyle Cop has never witnessed such an extraordinary event!


Your support has made a profound impact, and together, we’ve contributed significantly to these worthy causes. We look forward to continuing this tradition and making an even greater impact in the future.


We have teamed up with a number of artists who have created an exclusive print for the Secret Artist Sale. These beautiful creations are available to purchase (£150), please contact us to arrange.


We have had some wonderful donations by Joe Lycett, Sue Campion, Harry Brioche and Antonio Villalba for the silent auction.  By these donations we raised a considerable amount towards the overall total. Thank you to all who participated!


  1. Sue Campion RBA “Blue Moone” Signed Print
  2. Harry Brioche “Late Evening Sun” Original Oil Painting RRP £950
  3. Joe Lycett “The Fat of the Land” Original Painting. starting bid £500
  4. Antonio Villalba “Lily Pond” Original Painting RRP £1400

What is the secret aritst sale?

The two-day event will feature original art contributed by international, national, local, and emerging artists, raising money for five good causes: Breast Cancer Now, Alzheimer’s Society, Lingen Davies Cancer Fund, Shropshire Wildlife Trust and Severn Hospice.


All the work will be standard size and all for sale at £50 so this is a fantastic opportunity for people to acquire original paintings by some outstanding artists such as Halima Cassell MBE, Charlie Adlard, The Doodle Boy, and Matt Sewell for a superb price.


We shall have a number of EXCLUSIVE limited edition prints available to purchase over the entire weekend, so you won’t have to wait until Sunday to purchase these. Artists such as print specialist, Chitra Merchant, local legend, Linda Edwards as well as townscape artist, James St Clair Wade have kindly worked with us to create exclusive limited edition prints for the Secret Artist Sale.

The weekend shall also include a raffle of goodies from local independent shops from Shrewsbury, as well as a silent auction full of very exciting pieces of artwork from pottery to paintings!

On behalf of all the organisers we would also like to extend our thanks to our sponsors of the Shrewsbury Secret Artist Sale:

Artists who have donated

A big shoutout to all the fantastic artists who’ve generously contributed to the Secret Artist Sale! 🎨 Here’s a lineup of the creative souls who’ve joined the £50 sale extravaganza. Your support means the world to us!

Adam Taylor

Adrienne Palmer

Alex Busi

Alex Ingram

Ali Goddard-King

Alice Oakley

Alison Chaplin

Alison Wright

Amanda Hillier

Andrea Hilditch

Angela Herbert Hodges

Angela Slack

Ann MacCay

Anna Moszynska

Annabel Thornton

Asija Vesty

Barbara Cooksey

Belle Andrews

Beth Fletcher

Betsy Smith

Bev Davies

Boo Mallinson

Cailzie Dunn

Caris Jackson

Carol James

Caroline Bruce

Charlie Adlard

Chitra Merchant

Chris Jones

Chris Snow

Christine Loze

Christopher Lambah

Clare Millen

Daisy Woodhead

Dan Baldwin

Daniel Alexis

Deborah Gregson

Doodle Boy

Dorothy Hanna

Emma Aldridge

Emma Sherry

Felicity Robinson

Fiona Macdonald Holt

Flora Paterson

Gareth Edwards

Gary Goodman

George Sfougaras

Gill Crozier

Gisela Robinson

Graeme McNay

Graeme Storey

Halima Cassell MBE

Hannah Chumbley

Harriet Gillian

Hattie Naylor

Heather McAlpine

Holly Hayward

Hugh Cutler

Isobel Miller

Ja Edwards

Jacob Chandler

Jacob Gourley

Jacqui Dodds

James Kerr

James Millichamp

James St Clair

James Warman

Jancis Vaughan

Jane Askey

Jane Beesley

Jane Pickworth

Jane Wilson

Jenny Jones

Jeremy Keeling

Jilly Hartsharn

Jim Teague

Jo Green

Jo Rizzato

Jo Watters Pawlowski

Joanne Wimberley

Jocelyne Fildes

John Fullick

Joss Goodchild

Judi Willerton

Judith Harrison

Julia Karl

Julian Christophers

Karen Duffy

Karen Sillar

Kat Preston

Kate Bronner

Katherine Morris

Katy Alston

Katy Barrett

Keith Jepson

Laurie Trenfield

Lesley Palmer

Linda Brett

Linda Edwards

Lindsey Kennedy

Lisa Wharton

Liz Mellor

Louise Diggle

Lucy Caddel

Lucy McLaven

Lulu Masidah

Madison Callaghan

Maggie Furmenek

Malcolm Morris

Marie Kitson

Mark Warner

Mary Vernon

Matt Armitage

Matt Sewell

Maxine Gregson

Megan Budd 

Mervyn Ryder

Michelle Harrison

Mike Ashton

Mike Marriott

Mike Perkins

Morgan Bird

Natalie Wells

Nathalie Hildegarde Liege

Nina Archer

Paine Proffit

Pam Newall

Paul Thorby

Paul Wakelam

Pete Fricker

Peter Latchford

Rachael Walker

Rebecca Bridges

Rebecca Metcalfe

Rebecca Pells

Rhian Callcut

Richard Gray

Richard Royce 

Ricky Houston

Rob Leckey

Robert Berry

Sally Coulden

Sally Deegan

Sally Muir

Sam Firth

Sam Pooley-Stride

Sam Waters

Sarah Kowenicki

Sarah Yates

Simon Dix

Sophie Harding

Stephanie Eufemia

Steve Vicary

Sue Payton

Susan Kynaston

Susie Davies

Tamara Williams

Tat Effby

Tim Parker

Tom Barker

Tricia Crowther

Zoe Needle

Past Secret artist sale

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