Pet Portrait Students Exhibition

Janice Daniels has very kindly sent us a wonderful photo of her at her first exhibition! We are delighted to hear that she is doing well with her artwork and its great to know that she has another exhibition lined up too! Keep up the great work Janice!

Janice said….

….the feedback was fantastic, my partner and I followed people around and just listened to what they were saying and the amount of people who spent ages on my drawings looking really close up saying how detailed they were and praising them up was really nice to hear….

……One of my other 3 framed pictures was an oil painting of a horse grazing, a man was looking really closely to it and then he touched it, the horse had been rolling in the mud and this man was feeling where I had shadowed the mud, it made me laugh (quietly of course). The officials in charge of the exhibition also gave me great feedback,  they invited me to exhibit my work in another exhibition on the August bank holiday, which I accepted. All in all I was a bit nervous not knowing what to expect, but once I had been there a while it was a great day and I will be entering plenty more…”


Art Liberating Lives Exhibition

Art Liberating Lives is an annual art campaign designed to reflect the importance of art as a form of therapy, expression and liberation. Artists of all mediums are invited to submit for the exhibition and selected pieces will be shown at the Art Liberating Lives exhibition at London’s prestigious Mall Galleries in December.

Submission costs £12.50 per entry and you can submit your artwork(s) from now until 21 October 2009. Artworks must be created to the theme of “liberation”.

New for this year we will be operating regional collection points for selected artworks – details of which will be available from July. Artists’ awards and prizes will also be available and for this year only we have lowered our sales commission to 35%.

Take part and help us help more people and their families living with Cancer, Stroke, Brain Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Dementia, Huntington’s Disease and Motor Neurone Disease.

Submit your artwork and find out more at:

Laura Smith
National Events
T: 0845 050 1953

Pet Portraiture Students Artwork

We have a very talented student called Teresa on the Pet Portraiture Diploma course and this is one of her delicate drawings. This was rendered in pastel on paper and the original is just beautiful. The scan doesn’t do the picture justice unfortunately, the pale blue of the paper works beautifully with the Huskys colouring and coat and the fine detail in the pastel pencil is exquisite. We look forward to seeing more from Teresa in the coming months.


Botanical Illustration Student

We are delighted to showcase one of our Botanical Illustration Students artwork. Kamila is midway through the course and as you can see from her botanical watercolour paintings below, her work is exquisite. Kamila has also written a paragraph for us so we can find out a little about her and her artwork too! We wish Kamila the best of luck as she progresses through the course.

About Kamila

I was always interested in art and did a foundation course in art from Reigate School of Art and Design in 1980. That was the last time I touched a brush till we relocated to Singapore from Pakistan a few years back. Leading a life of an expat wife without a job gave me time to rediscover painting. Last year I took a kimono painting class and there has been no looking back. I have always been fascinated with botanical illustration especially the precision and detail it entails. I looked around for courses in Singapore and not finding any I came upon the course offered by The London Art College.





London Art College Course Tutor Required

Tutor Required for London Art College Distance Learning Course

There is a vacancy for a distance Learning Course Tutor for the Coloured Pencil Certificate Course. This is a unique opportunity to work with students from the comfort of your own home or studio. The successful applicant will eventually be able to put their mark on the course and make it their own. The post requires a few hours per week in tutoring, which will start gradually as you take over the new enrollees. The tutor will be required to have some general computer skills. Previous experience in tutoring may help but it is not necessary.

This is open to UK applicants only

Application – Stage 1
If you are interested in taking over the tutoring post for the coloured pencil course please entitle your email ‘CP Course tutor vacancy’ with the following…..
Please include a few high res examples of your coloured pencil artwork,
A brief background of your experiences / education /age range
Tutoring experiences if any,
Whether you have a full / part time job or work as an artist full / part time.
Please email this to Melanie Phillips –

Application – Stage 2
In the second stage of the application, the successful applicants will be asked to produce a sample critique. An excerpt of a previous students critique will be given to each applicant to show what we are looking for. You will be given three pieces of artwork to critique and this can be then emailed along with your feedback, length of time the critique took and any other comments you may have.

Good Luck!

For further information, or to submit an application please email Melanie Phillips –

Pastels Certificate Course Artwork

These are two wonderful pieces of work by one of our current pastel students taking Alan Dedmans Pastels Certificate course. If you are taking the pastel certificate course and you would like to be part of our student community online, then why not visit out London Art College forum. We are a relatively new forum, however we are gaining more and more students by the day. Take a look around and sign up today! This is the pastels section and you can see we need some new members to participate : )

Pastels Certificate Art Forum



Pet Portrait Diploma Student….

Hi All,

The two photos below are promotional photos for Mary Lewis, a current student taking the Pet Portrait Diploma to promote her paintings for her website and also as a record of her exhibition.

If you are involved in any kind of art event, or you produce any piece of artwork that you are selling or donating etc it is imperative to keep a record of it, or take photos at the event for promotion. If you are considering creating a website or keeping a blog, visitors and prospective clients are always very interested in seeing anything like this.

Mary has very kindly allowed us to use these on our art blog and also on my own promotional pet portrait diploma info page too. If you are a pet portrait diploma student and have similar promotional photos, or are able to take some holding your pet portrait diploma artwork, we would love to add them to the website and blog! Email us at any time!