Testimonials

Add your own testimonial (at the bottom of the page), to be included in the New Year’s Eve Wildlife print annual prize draw. The winner receives a “Large” sized print of their choice from the Wildlife series to their home address.

“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.”

ChelseaAngus

“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!”

MargaretBen

“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.”

PaulLouie

“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!”

PeterBarney

“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”

DeboraBernese

“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!!”

LouiseSprocket
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.”

NevieNevie

“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.

Emily

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.

Susan

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