My name is Alice Ladkin and I’m a contemporary artist living in Southampton, UK.

Ever since I was a child, I wanted to fill blank books, canvases and walls with doodles, colour, and art! After focusing purely on realistic portrait commissions for 7 years, I fell pregnant with my son, Covid happened, and my whole outlook on my art changed. I wanted to create original art from my heart and soul. The art I had been creating became too restrictive.

I’m hugely inspired by colour, nature, and female empowerment. I love to create colourful art that definitely doesn’t want to blend in! Colour, chaos and beautiful things probably sums my art up best.

My style is constantly evolving. It’s a careful balance of control and chaotic. I love the whole process, from making precise, controlled marks to wild and unpredictable ones, and using techniques that add energy and depth to my art.

Thanks so much for viewing my artwork! Any queries, please feel free to email me at

Alice x