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 nature, wild animals, and female empowerment – particularly the divine feminine and wild women. I aim to create colourful art that definitely doesn’t want to blend in!

My style is constantly evolving. It’s a beautiful balance of control and chaotic, realism and abstract. I’m a huge fan of mixed media, and love using different materials and techniques to 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