Testimonials

Here you can read testimonials and comments from happy customers. I love receiving feedback from my customers and hearing how pleased they are – it truly makes everything worthwhile! 

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What an absolute pleasure it was to deal with such a talented lady! Alice worked so hard at short notice to meet the deadline to surprise my partner with a portrait of our Guinea Pigs for his birthday, it’s amazing. The detail and love that has gone into it is evident and they are captured beautifully. Wonderful service from start to finish, including excellent information, advice and guidance if you have never requested a portrait before. I can’t wait to see my partner’s face when he sees it! Will certainly contact Alice again in the future…

Mel, Burton, Staffordshire

I am blown away by Alice’s artistic talent and customer relations. She is an extremely gifted artist and a lovely person. I can’t say enough good things. I surprised my fiance with a portrait of his two dogs and he came close to tears. Thank you!!
 
Rebecca, Georgia, United States
I first saw Alices work on Ebay she was selling a drawing of a cat that she had done, a friend of mine loves cats so I purchased it and I was so pleased with it that I asked Alice would she be able to do a drawing of my daughter’s dogs. She told me to email her some pictures and then she emailed me with a price and told me I didn’t have to buy the picture if I wasn’t completely happy with the finished result. Well I was so pleased by the result I went on to commission 4 more pictures. They all turned out fantastic everyone said they were the best gifts they had ever been given. Alice always keeps you updated and is a pleasure to do business with I can’t thank her enough for the pictures.

Caroline, London

Just a note to say how overwhelmed my wife, Marian, was with the portrait you did for her of our beloved Cassie. I hung it on the bedroom wall on Christmas day and led her blindfolded upstairs. When she saw it she was very emotional and absolutely loves it. Everyone who has seen it says how you have really captured Cassie’s personality with the portrait and against the backdrop of her special Oak, it is just perfect..

Mark, Melksham, Wiltshire

Just a quick line to say portrait received and I am absolutely, utterly thrilled with it – can’t stop looking at it so leaving work early today to take it to a local frame shop to get it framed. Thank you so, so much work.  I am extremely envious of your talent – I can’t even draw a stick person 🙁 I will definitely be recommending your work to people.

Lisa, Hereford, Herefordshire

Thank you so much for the wonderful portrait of Chloe our rescue hamster.
Even though she was just a little hamster she was a real character, so when I opened up your portrait I got a little emotional as you had captured her essence, the expression in her eye was perfect. The portrait was a surprise birthday present for my wife and she really was surprised. She really loved the portrait and cried when she saw it and said the only other time she had cried like that was when she was given a puppy on her 10th birthday, she really loved your work.
We are moving house very soon and my wife didn’t want to leave Chloe behind and now she doesn’t have to. You have a fantastic talent and have brought both of us great joy with your portrait.
Thank you.

Stuart, Brigwater, Somerset

Just to let you know the portrait has arrived safely. I can’t tell you how perfect it is, thank you so much! Mum and dad were very pleased with it, mum even suggested taking down my graduation photos so it could take pride of place on the living room wall!! I can’t thank you enough, it is wonderful!

Sophie, Bromham, Bedfordshire

You have certainly captured the essence of Zeus.  He belongs to our daughter and son-in-law who I know will be absolutely delighted with the finished portrait. I couldn’t have been more delighted. Thank you very much indeed for all the effort you have put into this portrait.
Tony, Bristol

Just to confirm I got the picture today and it was even better than I had imagined.  It brought a lump to my throat. I am sure my husband will be thrilled when I give it him in August….I will let you know. I will definitely recommend you to my friends it was lovely working with
you and the picture us just fab!!

Hope you are well, just thought I would let you know it is my husband’s 60th birthday today and I have presented him with your picture of misty and jet. Just wanted to tell you he really loves it and says you have captured their characters to perfection. Thanks again for making the experience so painless and you are a very talented lady.

Denise, Ely, Cambridgeshire

 

I received my portrait today and I absolutely  love it. You have captured him so well. My youngest son said, “it looks like you could just put your hand in and stroke him”. No doubt there will be happy tears on Christmas day. You have a wonderful talent.

Wendy, Tyne and Wear

Alice Ladkin is a young talented artist specialising in animal portraits. She has carried out a commission for me which has been greatly admired. She has the ability to capture luminosity and depth of character and has great feeling for her subject. Alice has a rare ability to bring life to her subject. I feel certain she has a very bright future in her choice of art as a vocation and career. 
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Mrs M Zalipka, Bath
 

Just emailing to let you know the portrait arrived safely today. I want to say thank you so much again, it looks even better in the flesh and my mum is absolutely going to love it! Thank you for being so helpful and communicating every step of the way. I may be back to commission more portraits in the future!

Laura, Cheshire

Just wanted to say thank you so much for the picture again. We love it so much and so does Rosie! She’s beautiful, Alice. Thank you so very much.

Raj and Ajesha, Bristol

Just wanted to let you know that I received the portraits on Wednesday  – they are fabulous. Just like my Maisy! They will be treasured forever. Thank you for your cooperation with alterations. Best of luck for the future – you never know we may have some more dogs in the family at some stage  that will need portraits!

Louise, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

The picture is great, it captured his character very well, I was surprised by how quick you completed it. We received the picture yesterday. It was the first time my husband had seen it and he was delighted… big decision now is where to hang it. Many thanks.

Elizabeth, Liverpool

You have definitely managed to capture Treacle, the portrait is beautiful. Thank you so much for all your hard work, we are absolutely delighted with the picture.

Rachel, Surrey

I love it thank you so much and I will definitely recommend you if I know anyone wanting this done!

Catherine, Essex

 You have captured Alfie’s looks amazingly! It looks fantastic, many thanks for your efforts.

Gary, Nottingham

It looks fabulous!!! Just wanted to say thank you sooo much for the portrait of Sidiki, I really loved it!!! Thanks a lot!

Joanne and Emily, Winchester 

 

We have received the wonderful portrait of Rocky safe and sound. thank you so much it really is a fitting portrait of a faithful family member and will be treasured always. It has been a pleasure dealing with you and I hope you continue to get many commissions. Many thanks once again

Pauline, Dover, Kent

It is lovely! I am happy with the portrait, it really captures Molly! It is so like her.

Kirsten, Aberdeen, Scotland

It’s AWESOME!!!! So so pleased with it I can’t tell you! You have an amazing talent – I shall for sure be recommending you.

Francesca, Thatcham

Perfect, it is lovely! We are chuffed to bits with it and can’t wait to give it as a gift on Xmas day. Thanks again for everything.

Tracey, Atherstone

 

Tux’s portrait arrived today and I have to tell you that I’m absolutely bowled over! Thank you so much!

Jim, London

The picture is perfect thank you. It will take pride of place on the wall.

Tricia, Dumfries and Galloway

 I am so, so happy with the portrait – it really brings the puppies to life and you have captured their expressions, especially their eyes perfectly. Alice, you have great talent and an obvious empathy for animals, so I hope these talents take you a long way in life.

Deirdre, Australia

It’s perfect!! It looks fantastic. Many thanks for your time we love it.

Jack, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire

Thankyou, Fizz’s portrait is beautiful we are all really pleased with it.

Caroline, Kent

  I got the picture it looks amazing in person! You have an awesome talent!!! Thank you for everything my mom is going to love it!

Heather, Canada

Just confirming that I have received my portrait of Bertie – its absolutely fantastic and I am so pleased with it! I have put it in a lovely rustic oak frame and wrapped it up ready for Toms birthday of Tuesday. I have also put in the back of the frame your card and note so that in years to come we will remember that it was you who did such a fantastic job. I would highly recommend you to anyone, you managed to draw a beautiful life – like, detailed portrait in such as short space of time and at an affordable rate.

April, Somerset

Just to let you know the portrait got here, it is brilliant, I am so pleased. My Dad is going to be really pleased with it too. Thanks for doing it so quickly, can’t wait to give it to my Dad.  He said he has got everything for his birthday so don’t get him anything, but he hasn’t got a unique Annie portrait, but he will have soon.

Faye, Dorset

The pictures arrived this morning- they’re really great! We will definitely pass on your details to our friends.

Helen, Hertfordshire

Thanks Alice, got the portrait today – brill job can’t wait to get it framed.

Barry, West Lothian

Just to let you know I’ve received the parcel safe and sound and Jill’s portrait looks even better in the flesh! I’m taking it tomorrow to be framed and I can’t wait to show it off to everyone!
I just wanted to take this chance to thank you, you’ve been absolutely brilliant from start to finish and I’m dropping some massive hints to my other half to get a portrait done of my wee Westie, Flo, so may be back in touch soon! You can be assured I will be banding your name around as a recommendation so I hope lots more business comes from you drawing Jill. I just know my dad will be overjoyed on Thursday! Can’t wait for him to see it.

Judy, Scotland