|Lesley Fotherby (b. 1946)|
Signed lower right.
11 1/2 x 15 inches
Lesley Fotherby (b. 1946):
Painter and illustrator, Lesley Fotherby was born Lesley Dixon in Kingsbury, North London, 1946, the daughter of an engineering draughtsman. She studied fashion and textiles at Ravensbourne College of Art and Design, in London, where she was taught by Zandra Rhodes (1965-68). Following a move to Yorkshire in 1971 she gave more time to painting, and in 1977 studied botanical illustration at West Dean College.
In 1992, Lesley Fotherby wrote and illustrated 'The Cat Who Came to Stay', on her way to becoming one of the country's most admired painters of cats.
Exhibits at the Royal Horticultural Society. Solo exhibition Chris Beetles Ltd, London, 1985. Publications include; 'Cats: Drawing and Painting in Watercolour' (1993), 'Cats in May' (1993), 'Cats in the Belfry' (1993), 'Double Trouble' (1994), 'The New Boy' (1994), 'More Cats in the Belfry' (1995) and 'The Coming of Saskia' (1995).