Born in Liverpool , Ivester-Lloyd was a self-taught artist who exemplified the early 20th century British sporting scene in both his lifestyle and his art.
During the First World War Ivester-Lloyd saw service in France with the Remount Service and was later commissioned into the Royal Artillery. The War Office British Empire Exhibition contains thirty dioramas of battles in British history by Ivester-Lloyd.
He married Florence Mary Bunting of Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, where he remained most of his life. From a child he was involved with foxhunting and beagling and eventually became the Master of the Serrington Foot Beagles.
Many people feel his horse portraiture is some of the best of his time. Ivester-Lloyd illustrated a number of books and also on occasion made humorous illustrations. Included in his work are foxhunting and beagling watercolors, and numerous drawings of country life.