LESLEY ANNE IVORY

Lesley Anne Ivory has gained her reputation as the world’s most popular painter of cats by sustaining a superlative level of invention and craftsmanship. read more...

Lesley Anne Ivory has gained her reputation as the world’s most popular painter of cats by sustaining a superlative level of invention and craftsmanship. She studied at the art schools of St Albans, Watford and Luton, and, having gained the National Diploma in Design, taught at a school in Bedfordshire. Over a decade, she exhibited wood-engravings of wildlife at the Royal Academy, while creating an increasing demand for her card designs. Now married to the artist Evan Ivory and living in Hertfordshire, she works as a freelance designer and illustrator. As an illustrator, she has published many books, including Cats Know Best (1988), Meet My Cats (1989), Cats in the Sun (1991), Cats Among the Toys (1993) and Star Cats (1998). Never complacent, despite her secure position, she continues to test and stretch herself, both technically and conceptually, advancing by way of a balance between the observing eye and the designing hand. Though she is patiently fascinated by the appearance and behaviour of cats, and studies their individuality with constant and precise attention, she is never content with providing a loosely delineated backdrop or with creating hastily sketched verisimilitude. She always thinks in terms of a complete pictorial design, drawing on her impressive knowledge of the history of design in order to extend her own visual language.

CatsContemporary - Paintings & DrawingsIllustrations 
AFTER THE PICNIC by LESLEY ANNE IVORY

AFTER THE PICNIC

MALTEAZER ON MY MOSAIC by LESLEY ANNE IVORY

MALTEAZER ON MY MOSAIC

RACHEL'S CAT WITH CAYENNE by LESLEY ANNE IVORY

RACHEL'S CAT WITH CAYENNE

SHEENA WITH CINNAMON QUILLS by LESLEY ANNE IVORY

SHEENA WITH CINNAMON QUILLS

DANDELION WITH FRESH GINGER by LESLEY ANNE IVORY

DANDELION WITH FRESH GINGER

MOTLEY, PUFF, OCTOPUSSY, AGNEATHA, MINTAKA AND DANDELION by LESLEY ANNE IVORY

MOTLEY, PUFF, OCTOPUSSY, AGNEATHA, MINTAKA AND DANDELION

DANDELION AND THE SNOW MOUSE by LESLEY ANNE IVORY

DANDELION AND THE SNOW MOUSE

KATIA, GREEK TABBY IN GERANIUMS by LESLEY ANNE IVORY

KATIA, GREEK TABBY IN GERANIUMS

PASHA WITH SAGE by LESLEY ANNE IVORY

PASHA WITH SAGE

ANGEL AND MINTAKA by LESLEY ANNE IVORY

ANGEL AND MINTAKA

MINTAKA THE KITTEN by LESLEY ANNE IVORY

MINTAKA THE KITTEN

CHESTERTON CHASING A BUTTERFLY by LESLEY ANNE IVORY

CHESTERTON CHASING A BUTTERFLY

IN THE APPLE TREE by LESLEY ANNE IVORY

IN THE APPLE TREE

FOUR WINDOWS AT NIGHTIME by LESLEY ANNE IVORY

FOUR WINDOWS AT NIGHTIME

MORNING, FOUR CATS AT THEIR WINDOWS by LESLEY ANNE IVORY

MORNING, FOUR CATS AT THEIR WINDOWS

CATS IN THE SUN by LESLEY ANNE IVORY

CATS IN THE SUN

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