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“I cannot thank Alex enough for the wonderful portrait of Muggsy. He was an absolute pleasure to work with from the beginning and made sure I was absolutely satisfied with the portrait before finalizing the project. Alex is extremely talented (as you can see with his work!) and I’m so thankful I found him through Reddit. I now have a lovely piece of art that I will forever cherish and I know who to come to for any future pet portraits. Thank you again, Alex!”


“Alex is an incredibly talented artist. Words don’t convey just how amazing he his. We commissioned him to do a portrait of our beloved dog Tucker, who is no longer with us and he nailed it. It is absolutely stunning, he captured Tuckers spirit and you can see it in the portrait. We love, love, love it and will cherish it forever. Alex made the process extremely easy, communicated with us throughout the whole process and he even delivered ahead of schedule. I would highly recommend Alex to anyone, he is just amazing.”


“We gave a portrait of our Winni to our youngest who graduated from university this year. She has a very special relationship with Winni and was blown away by the portrait. Winni will be able to watch over her in her next adventure in life! Alex was easy to work with and did a great job getting the piece to us in time. Thanks Alex for a unique and beautiful gift!”


“I approached Alex for a portrait of my shih tzu, Morse. From start to finish, Alex was extremely professional, friendly and helpful. He explains everything that is required from you, the client, to capture a suitable image. I was amazed at the detail and how he brought the portrait to life. Absolutely amazing, would recommend to anyone considering commissioning a portrait.”


“Thank you so much for your work with our pups. We were so impressed by the level of detail and how you were able to capture their personalities! I really appreciate how easy you were to work with, keeping me updated every step of the way, making sure I was satisfied, and how fast it arrived!”

KimMo and Cayde

“Major thanks to Alex for the privilege of owning a piece of art by him, as you can see he is immensely talented and captured everything about the photo perfectly. When I decided to commission this piece, I knew I couldn't just find a traditional pet portrait artist because the landscape is as important or even more so than the subject in this photo. This is my favorite photo of Rylai because it brings me back to our trip to Glacier National Park which is to date still my favorite road trip we've taken together. But also this process has helped to remind me that other people's opinions on your art doesn't matter because it's all about how it makes ME feel. The artwork is special only for me because it brings positive nostalgic feelings about the experience we shared together. It reminds me of my gratitude to have a dog as great as her, that I can bring her to these places trouble free and take these pictures. That I so appreciate the companionship she has provided me and love her deeply.

I sincerely want to thank Alex for the smooth experience in commissioning art from him. His communication was top notch and he provided great photo updates while it was in progress. He cares about your opinions and makes sure that you're completely satisfied with the end result. Also, he provided a thorough and detailed explanation right from the beginning on what to expect and how the process will go. I knew right away that I was working with someone very professional and respectable. I am so in awe of his talent and am beyond grateful I chose him for my first commissioned piece. Thank you so much Alex!”


“I contacted Alex a few weeks before Christmas to commission a portrait of our dog, Ruby, to give to my wife as a present. The whole process was very straight forward, thanks to the guidance that Alex provided, and the finished portrait...wow! Absolutely incredible. It has far exceeded my expectations, and needless to say my wife was absolutely delighted. Alex’s work must be amongst the best available in the country! Thanks, Alex.”


“Our dear sweet Aloysius recently passed, and Alex was able to create a wonderful portrait from less than ideal photographs. My son and I were both moved to tears seeing the beautiful artwork. Absolutely perfect”


“I came across one of Alex´s wonderful pictures on Reddit and immediately thought that a painting of Mía would be a perfect 50th birthday present for my lovely wife. Alex was very professional and accomodating, making sure to have everything to the customers satisfaction. All I had to do was to send him a decent picture of our dog and he took care of the rest. After seeing his work online I knew that I could trust him to deliver and did he ever! Her little face and the sparkle in her eyes he captured true-to-life, sometimes it´s easy to look at the painting and think you are looking at a photograph and not a work of art. My wife got to open her present a few days before her birthday as I just could not wait any longer (it was not easy to keep quiet, believe me!) and decided to make this a Christmas/birthday present, and I think that for the first time I was successful in both keeping it a total secret and also to give her a gift that will always be special to her and to us. This painting will always be with us and hang on our wall in a place of pride.
Thank you Alex, this is something truly special, I´m only sorry I can´t really put into words how wonderful this painting is.”


“Alex has just completed a portrait of my dog, Penny, as a holiday surprise for my wife! To say that we are astounded by the work that Alex does is an understatement. His attention to detail and insistence on capturing the essence of who Penny is puts him in a class of his own. Beyond being exceptionally talented, he is easy to work with and made the entire payment and delivery process a breeze for me. He was in constant communication with updates on how the project was progressing and sought feedback to be sure that we were satisfied with the final product. This is a work that my wife and I will treasure for years to come and we cannot recommend Alex highly enough.”


“I can say with certainty that the drawing Alex did of my two cats looks exactly how they really are and their personalities truly come through in their gorgeous eyes and expressions. I'm totally blown away by how beautifully realistic the drawing came out! I gave Alex a photo of each cat and he put them together so naturally in one drawing. He was patient with my questions and got the cats to look just right with only tiny adjustments to the first drawing he showed me. He has amazing drawing talent but also communicates so well and listens. Working with Alex from across the world was super easy and I am so pleased with the whole process and final results! What a great gift he has! Incredible!”

LynneIsabella and Vincent

“From my first message to Alex after seeing his artwork I cannot fault a thing. Every option was transparent and his professional advice on which photo was best for the painting made life so much easier. I must thank him for his patience and my indecisive nature! I have never seen artwork of such a fantastic quality. This piece of artwork was so important as it was a gift for my mum's 50th, and it did not disappoint at all. She absolutely loves it and I am in awe of Alex’s talent. I will certainly be a returning customer in the future for further paintings.
Thank you so much Alex! Absolutely outstanding.”


“We are absolutely thrilled with the portrait that Alex has produced of our dog Daffie. His work is next level. The final piece has astonishing detail, depth and radiates life. It so much better than any photo I could have ever taken and is something we will treasure for years to come. It was such a pleasure working with Alex. He is a consummate professional, from my first enquiry through to delivery his communication with me was second to none. He explained clearly all my options, gave advice and had such patience when I changed my mind. Finally I have to mention the effort that Alex put into packaging the final piece, it was a joy to open, and not to forget the unexpected but much appreciated extras that he also added to the package, including prints of the original.”


“We are absolutely thrilled to bits with our commission of our beloved Labrador Sally. Thanks to Alex we now have a treasured keepsake of our canine companion. The portrait captures Sally's kind eyes and gentle character to perfection. Alex is a genuinely lovely man and a pleasure to work with, providing us with detailed information and engaging with us throughout the process. We can heartily recommend his services.”


“This piece is absolutely jaw-dropping....I never in a million years envisioned it would quite come to life the way it does. I knew Alex' work was gorgeous and polished, but I don't think I realized just how heart-stoppingly realistic it would look – because I know her!

My first thought is that he'd literally created a photograph, but the closer I look, the more I realize that this goes so far beyond a photo: the weightless strands of fur, the reflection in the eye, the insane detail on her nose. They add up to not just her likeness, but almost her soul in a way.

My mom (the recipient) thought it was a photograph at first, it took her probably 4 or 5 seconds to realize it was actually a piece of art. She started crying immediately (happy tears)! It did give me chills; the whole experience was so wonderful.

I don't know how to explain this, but he has truly made my whole year. I'm so glad that we crossed paths. I'm just so pleasantly surprised with how kind and approachable he's been over the last few months. I truly appreciate him letting me be a part of this incredible process, and the final piece is just so far beyond whatever I could have expected or dreamed of.”


“Alex we cannot thank you enough for turning our most handsome boy into a piece of art that will be treasured for a lifetime. You have turned a one dimensional pleasing photo into a portrait that looks like you can just reach in and touch him. You can't get better than that! What a wonderful gift I was able to give my husband on his birthday, he was completely bowled over.
All communications were easy, friendly & professional, making the whole experience from start to finish nothing but a pleasure. If I need another portrait in the future I won't hesitate in returning to you, as I know with full confidence that you will deliver the whole package and produce more mind blowing art.
Thank you.”


“We are really pleased with the picture. It is already hanging up. It is Mr Ben as we remember him, and it will become a treasured possession for us. Family members had a weep when it was opened. Thanks for all your attention to detail, and for having the picture ready in time for the birthday. His talent is unmatched and his customer service and communication throughout the entire process was impeccable. Thanks again Alex!”


“I decided to commission a portrait of my son & his fiancée’s beagle Louie from Alex for a Xmas present. I have to say the communication, attention to detail, regular updates and the drive for perfection were outstanding. Alex ensured that he was provided with a picture that highlighted Louie’ personality, the texture of his coat, his attitude to enable him to have the best opportunity to deliver an exceptional portrait of Louie.
Alex certainly delivered a superb piece of work & the family are amazed by the likeness, colours & the texture of the coat on the picture. It is already framed & on the wall in their home.
Thanks again Alex for your engagement & attention to detail throughout the process & the outstanding artwork you created.”


“I asked Alex for a commission of my dog as a gift for my parents. Alex was amazing with his communication throughout and took on feedback extremely well to get the portrait of my old dog just right! The end result was amazing.
His talent is unmatched and his customer service and communication throughout the entire process was impeccable.
Thanks again Alex!”


“I commissioned two dog portraits from Alex, and they are absolutely wonderful, the likeness and colours of the pastels are incredible! He has a rare talent for capturing each animals uniqueness. Alex managed to get them to me for Christmas and was amazing with the back and forth on all aspects. I will be recommending Alex to friends looking for something similar!”

RuthFinn and Tavy

“I wanted an extra special Christmas present for my brother this year. I asked Alex to create a peice of artwork from two photos combined. My brother when he was younger and a very special man in our lives, our grandad, who is no longer here. Not only was nothing too much trouble for Alex to change or tweak, but the final piece was amazing. I was blown away with the way he captured a special childhood memory and turned it into a peice of artwork that my brother will cherish for ever! Thank you”

RachaelGranddad and I

“I stumbled across Alex on Instagram. A picture of Blackpool Tower came up on my feed, somehow it knows I love Blackpool Tower! I bought a print. Amazing drawing, I tell everyone who comments on it that it’s a drawing not a photo. From there I went on to buy a couple of commissions as a special birthday present and Alex couldn’t have been more helpful. He even gave me two prints of them once completed, so the recipient has the originals and I have the prints. Absolutely delighted was an understatement. I then bought myself his Robin print and loved it so much I bought another for a gift. It was very well received. I can’t rate Alex enough, just get yourself a drawing, you won’t be disappointed.
Amazing Pictures”


“I asked Alex to complete a portrait of my daughter's dog as a surprise Christmas present. He happily went along with the secret and kept me up to date every step of the way. Even when I was unable to respond to his updates in a timely manner and advised him to 'do your worst' he never lost patience or his sense of humour! The finished portrait is incredible, not only a true likeness but also captures her enthusiastic personality perfectly. Alex took the picture that was used for the portrait! He came to our house and met my daughters 9 month old nervous puppy, he went out of his may to make friends with her and took so brilliant images which he sent to my daughter along with a crib sheet of his photography techniques. There were so many good photos that it took me ages to narrow them down to two, in the end I asked Alex to choose between the two, as I couldn't!
Needless to say, my daughter was speechless on Christmas morning (no mean feat) and absolutely delighted, as are all the family. Will definitely use Alex again (we have a new puppy) and cannot recommend highly enough.
Thank you so much.
Perfect pet = perfect portrait!!”

Pastel portrait of a horse

“My dear friend lost her beloved horse of 17 years suddenly to colic, it was devastating for everyone involved!
I wanted to give her something truly precious to treasure so after being recommended, I gave Alex a message and...well, what can I say!!!
Alex is so professional and talented I can’t even begin to tell you.
He transformed a photograph into an almost living memory of Beau! It’s utterly beautiful and captures everything that he was.
We cannot thank you enough and I will never use anybody else.”

GabyBeau (horse portrait)

“What can I say? I am so very pleased with the two pictures of my horses that Alex has done for me. Alex came out to meet his subjects, Oliver and Patrick, and took many photos until we found the 'right one' and from these he then painted two beautiful pictures that were a very good likeness to both horses. But the drawings were so much more than a reflection of what the horses looked like as Alex also captured their personlities too. Oliver is the steady and wise horse who has a notable 'sense of humour' which comes over clearly to me, and I see that in Olivers eye. In contrast Patrick is less confident but extremely kind and again, I see this clearly in his eye. What a talent.”

KathOliver and Patrick

“I came across Alex's work via a post on Reddit and was so impressed after checking his website that I purchased one of his original pieces, Highland Cow in Stalmine 03. Upon receiving it (all the way in Canada), I am even more impressed at the quality and attention to detail. Alex is a phenomenal talent and I couldn't be more pleased with my purchase. As an extra kind gesture he included a print of Sri Lankan Leopard with my purchase, and it is equally amazing. I would highly recommend checking out both his original works and prints. I hope you win DSWF Artist of the Year Award, you deserve it! Thanks again Alex!”

AdamHighland Cow 03

“Alex received two separate photographs of our dogs and made one incredible portrait of them. He perfectly captured their personalities, especially the questioning tilt of their heads which they used to their advantage to gain extra treats on many occasions. We now have a wonderful memory of them which we shall treasure for ever more. We wholeheartedly recommend Alex, not just for his incredible talent, but his patience and understanding with his customers if our experience is anything to go by. Oh, and his packing of the finished portrait is first rate, took 15 minutes to unpack it!”

Susan and MichaelBenson and Cassie (double dog portrait)

“Alex managed to beautifully capture the entire spirit and soul of our happy little girl in our much loved portrait. His attentiveness to detail in not just his drawing, but in his communication throughout blew us away. It's so evident that he really cares about each individual piece of work and treats every aspect of them with phenomenal consideration to suit his clients needs. We would recommend his skill and expertise to anyone looking for a reliable, friendly and incredibly gifted artist in a heartbeat. We can't wait to book him again. Thank you Alex.”


“Working with Alex, to have a picture drawn of my partner's favourite alpaca, was a pleasure. Alex was recommended by another artist who didn't have the capacity to fit in another project before Christmas and I am so pleased with the result. The process was really easy, I could ask as many questions as I liked and I always received prompt, helpful answers. I received updates throughout and was given several opportunities to review the work in progress till I was completely happy with the picture. His website is full of helpful tips about how to take the best photograph and what is involved in a commission. I had complete confidence throughout the whole process. Thank you Alex, maybe we will go for the whole herd next time.”

LibbyMila (alpaca portrait)

“Alex is so amazingly talented and I would recommend him to anyone. He’s lovely and worked with me to get the best possible drawing of my dads dog. The attention to detail is fantastic and the drawing was packaged very well and the presentation was lovely. Thanks again Alex you superstar! My dad had tears in his eyes when he saw it x”

SamBailey (dog portrait)

“Alex was an absolute joy to work with. He went above and beyond to do a memorial piece I had commissioned for my dad. I gave him a very short deadline, and he met it with weeks to spare. He sent updates almost daily, and met every need I had, and I had a lot. His artwork was absolutely flawless. When the gift was opened my dad thought it was just a picture I had framed, until he finally realized it was a painting! We are beyond happy. Will definitely be returning customers, tho hopefully we won’t need to any time soon!”

ZoeyMolly (dog portrait)

“I cannot actually put into words how incredibly talented Alex is! He’s captured every thing and more, every hair stroke, the glint of their eyes – the feeling this portrait expresses is so beautiful! He took a little pic from my phone and made my beautiful dogs (who sadly have passed) come to life again in this picture, and it just melts us every day! He’s such a perfectionist and checked in on every step, every day, all the way, and such a lovely guy! Will be forever appreciative!”

TrudyMissy & Jacob (dogs portrait)

I've long admired Alex' work on Instagram and now own three prints. The quality of the prints is superb and you can see how much work has gone into colour matching and producing the prints. The images themselves are so beautifully rendered. Looking forward to seeing more work in 2022!

LauraGreen Sea Turtle, Sri Lankan Leopard and European Robin prints

I am delighted with my purchase, the Christmas cards are of the highest quality and print. They are unique and the subjects quite beautifully drawn. Alex’s skill and talent is amazing and I will make sure to purchase all my cards from him each year.

JenChristmas cards (Jen)

Purchased Christmas cards from Alex. So pleased he added his Highland cow into the designs. They are stunning cards. His art work is re-printed on good quality cards. Can't recommend these cards and Alexs work enough

LynnChristmas cards (Lynn)

Alex commissioned a portrait of my grandparents which we gifted to my Grandad for his 80th birthday. Throughout the whole process Alex was so friendly and professional, sending regular progress updates and making tweaks here and there to ensure we were completely satisfied with the end result. And oh my days, we could not be more pleased with it! The attention to detail is incredible and Alex is a truly talented artist. We can’t thank you enough for creating such a special gift which brought back so many cherished memories – there wasn’t a dry eye in the room!

BekkaBlown Away!

Not only is he a very nice person but the works he produces are of a consistently astounding quality. I don’t know how I could fathom another person gaining MORE skill but I’m excited to keep following the page to find out.


Alex has just completed a commission of my brother’s two dogs; a black labrador and a working cocker spaniel as a surprise gift. We secretly took photos and Alex produced the most amazing picture of them both together. We had lots of communication to get it just right and the result is outstanding. Alex has captured Lucy and Wren’s looks and character perfectly. My brother is delighted with it, as we all are. A huge thank you to Alex, we can’t recommend him highly enough.


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