About Me

If you would like to know a little more about the artist behind Pet Portraits & Art you’ve come to the right place! This page gives you some information about me and how I became a pet portrait artist.

My charity skydive for Bath Cats and Dogs Home

My charity skydive for Bath Cats and Dogs Home

My name is Alice Ladkin and I am a full-time pet portrait artist. 

I live in a beautiful house in Melksham, Wiltshire, with my partner and our gorgeous tricoloured border collie Sky. 

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(Sky has his own website page, and you can read all about him here!). 

My passion for drawing and painting began at a young age. I was always fascinated by the beauty of nature and animals, and loved seeing and capturing the world around me in my own way. Exploring colour in particular became almost like an obsession for me; knowing that there are so many colours in things motivates me to extract and exhibit them through art. I explored the idea of pet portraits in my spare time whilst studying Fine Art at college. I taught myself different techniques and began to create my own style. 

Shortly after moving home in winter 2011, I decided to pursue a career as a pet portrait artist. Combining my love of animals and art seemed like a perfect choice! I officially started my business in January 2012… and have never looked back!

 

Walking Sky in the Forest

Walking Sky in the Forest

  I am very passionate about my pet portraits and always take great care in ensuring that each pet portrait is completed to a high standard. I strive hard to make sure clients are happy with all aspects of my service, from the initial communication to the safe delivery of each pet portrait. 

I would love to hear from you, so if you have any questions or would like to commission your own pet portrait with me please don’t hesitate to contact me! If you live in within 10-15 miles of Melksham, I’m more than happy to meet you to discuss your pet portrait in person :-)

petportraitsandart@aliceladkin.co.uk

+44 (0) 7709010971