Cat lovers and art lovers from across London will be in their element this month as famous cat artist Lesley Anne Ivory is to exhibit some of her most prestigious work in central London.

The 81-year-old artist, who has worked in her home studio in Wheathampstead for more than 50 years, will display more than 100 works from October 21 to November 14 at the Chris Beetles Gallery.

The exhibition is an exciting collection of eye-catching works, including well-known pieces from the highly popular Ivory Cat series.

A spokesperson from the Chris Beetles Gallery says: “We have represented Lesley Anne Ivory for more than 25 years, and this autumn, the major retrospective of Lesley's work will be the be the culmination of her long career.

“Lesley's work is so adored by cat lovers and her images have gone to every corner of the earth.”

Lesley, who is considered to be the world's most popular painter of cats, studied at the former St Albans School of Art in Victoria Street, where she specialised in fabric and wood engraving.

She found fame in the early 1980s with her Ivory Cats collection, which has since appeared on merchandise worldwide, including across Europe and the USA, for more than three decades.

She has also written and illustrated more than 40 children’s books including the humorously titled Everything I Know About Life I Learned from My Cat and the seasonal Cats and Carols. Her most recent children’s book, Home Is Where the Cat Is was published in 2007 and remains a firm favourite with children from around the globe.

Chris Beetles Gallery, St James, October 21 to November 14. Details: 020 7839 7551,