About Me

If you would like to know a little more about me you’ve come to the right place! This page gives you some information about me and how I became a coloured pencil artist and art tutor.

My name is Alice Ladkin and I have been a professional artist since 2012. I live in Hampshire with my tricoloured border collie Sky.

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. I officially started my business in January 2012… and have never looked back!

Since then, I’ve never stopped learning, and found my love of teaching others the tips, tricks and techniques that I’ve developed over the years. I believe that anyone can create awesome art!

I would love to hear from you, so if you have any questions, would like to commission your own unique hand-drawn portrait, or have queries about my teaching, please don’t hesitate to contact me 🙂



My charity skydive for Bath Cats and Dogs Home

Walking Sky in the Forest