We have received a wonderful testimonial from a recently completed Pet Portrait Diploma student. Alison is doing really well and you can read about her achievements and experiences below, plus visit her website and facebook page!

We love to hear from students who have completed their course and if you would like to write a piece for our website and blog you are more than welcome to contact us at any time.


I finished the Pet Portrait Diploma a little while ago and thought I would let you know how I am doing.

The course was definitely one of the most satisfying things I have done in my life. My confidence as an artist has grown hugely since the course began. I remember worrying that I didn’t have an artistic ‘style’ and being permanently daunted by other people’s work.

My new year’s resolution was to get set up to start selling commissioned pet portraits. I set up a Facebook page and website. I also had posters and business cards printed which I have been leaving at shops, vets and boarding kennels. I have a busy life with work and kids, but every week I try to do at least one thing that gets my art seen by more people.

I’m attaching a commission I have just finished – her name is Ella and she is done with water-soluble oils on linen. I am having discussions about three further commissions at the moment – it’s early days for my little enterprise but so exciting! Painting animals is definitely my Happy Place 🙂

I can’t thank the London Art College enough – it has been THE best start for me!!

Warm regards
Alison Croft


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