Lesley Anne Ivory's new book combines her dual interests in astrology and cats, while the theme provides her with a wealth of imagery suggested by the rich pictorial symbolism of the zodiac. Each star sign is depicted in a beautiful painting and accompanied by a text which explains the astrological influences as they affect both humans and their feline friends. Numerous zodiacal devices decorate each painting: images of suns, moons, stars and elements, together with related attributes such as gemstones, flowers, fruits, herbs, spices and colours, and these are summarized in an illustrated 'key'. Lesley's devotion to her subjects and the rich colouring and extraordinary precision of the paintings combine to make this her most original and visually spectacular book to date.
Lesley Anne Ivory is an accomplished and widely exhibited artist. Her distinctive cat paintings have appeared on cards, calendars and gift stationery and other projects including limited edition plates and food packaging.