You can view the auction and place your bids here -

You're invited to bid for a special collection of sketches, drawings and paintings produced by a number of different Welsh artists - we have commissioned hand-made sketchbooks by Welsh artist and book-maker Carole King of Nant Designs, which are travelling around Wales, visiting a range of Welsh artists, who are filling the sketchbooks with their own drawings, sketches and paintings.

This is a unique set of sketchbooks (presented in a bespoke presentation box); showcasing the diversity, creativity and quality of contemporary Welsh art.

They include contributions from Shani Rhys James, Stephen West, Haf Weighton, Carys Evans, Nichola Hope, Sarah Hope, Elfyn lewis, Kate Bell, Glenys Cour, Aidan Myers, Su Roberts, Scott Euden, Paul Bailey, Kim James-Williams, Emrys Williams, Phillipa Robbins, Carol Bartlett, Sarah Garvey, Meinir Mathias, Zena Blackwell , Jacqueline Jones, Catrin Williams, Sarah Lees, Gareth Hugh Davies, Carl Chapple, Annie Suganami, Richard Hughes, Melanie Wotton, Gwyn Roberts, Steffan Jones-Hughes, Stephen West, Kevin Sinnott, Alan Salisbury and Chris Wallbank.

The sketchbooks are being auctioned off to raise money for Wales Week London's official charity partner Velindre - the auction will close at the Private View / Open Evening of the Exhibition, at the London Welsh Centre on Friday 18th February at 8.00pm.

Special thanks go to all the Welsh artists, who have generously given their time and expertise to this special initiative - as well as to the London Welsh Centre, which continues to support the arts in Wales in such a positive and proactive way - and of course to Nichola Hope for her energy and drive in bringing the project to life.

Happy bidding!

Western Mail, Saturday 29th January 2022