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.

BotanicalDogsCatsInsects
BritainContemporary - Paintings & DrawingsRoyaltyCeremonial Events
DecorativeIllustrationsEnglandItaly
SHEENA AND THE LANTERNS by LESLEY ANNE IVORY

SHEENA AND THE LANTERNS

PISCES WITH ANGEL by LESLEY ANNE IVORY

PISCES WITH ANGEL

MAU MAU ON MOSAIC by LESLEY ANNE IVORY

MAU MAU ON MOSAIC

KITTENS PLAYING WITH LINES OF STRING by LESLEY ANNE IVORY

KITTENS PLAYING WITH LINES OF STRING

MARCH: SPIRO IN BLUEBELLS by LESLEY ANNE IVORY

MARCH: SPIRO IN BLUEBELLS

MR JONES IN WHITE DAISIES by LESLEY ANNE IVORY

MR JONES IN WHITE DAISIES

PEEPING TOM by LESLEY ANNE IVORY

PEEPING TOM

THE LONDON GALLERY by LESLEY ANNE IVORY

THE LONDON GALLERY

MU MU AND THE HOLLY BLUE by LESLEY ANNE IVORY

MU MU AND THE HOLLY BLUE

JOYRIDE by LESLEY ANNE IVORY

JOYRIDE

THE GREAT BRITISH CUP OF TEA by LESLEY ANNE IVORY

THE GREAT BRITISH CUP OF TEA

DANDELION IN THE STARS AND STRIPES JACK-IN-A-BOX by LESLEY ANNE IVORY

DANDELION IN THE STARS AND STRIPES JACK-IN-A-BOX

MINTAKA IN PATRIOTIC MODE by LESLEY ANNE IVORY

MINTAKA IN PATRIOTIC MODE

MINTAKA IN THE UNION JACK IN A BOX by LESLEY ANNE IVORY

MINTAKA IN THE UNION JACK IN A BOX

FELES REGNI NOSTRE PRO NOBIS
DANDELION AND MINTAKA by LESLEY ANNE IVORY

FELES REGNI NOSTRE PRO NOBIS DANDELION AND MINTAKA

KITTENS OF THE DAYS OF THE WEEK by LESLEY ANNE IVORY

KITTENS OF THE DAYS OF THE WEEK

SUNDAY'S CHILD   AMULET (MU MU) by LESLEY ANNE IVORY

SUNDAY'S CHILD AMULET (MU MU)

SATURDAY'S CHILD WORKS HARD FOR ITS LIVING   WITH ANGEL by LESLEY ANNE IVORY

SATURDAY'S CHILD WORKS HARD FOR ITS LIVING WITH ANGEL

FRIDAY'S CHILD IS LOVING AND GIVING   MUPPET WITH EMU by LESLEY ANNE IVORY

FRIDAY'S CHILD IS LOVING AND GIVING MUPPET WITH EMU

THURSDAY'S CHILD HAS FAR TO GO   WITH MINTAKA by LESLEY ANNE IVORY

THURSDAY'S CHILD HAS FAR TO GO WITH MINTAKA