Interstices, Acrylic and watercolour, 50 x 70 cm


Still Awaiting Departure, Acrylic and watercolour, 39 x 51 cm


The D7 Bus, Acrylic and watercolour, 31 x 43 cm


Crossrail and Canopy, Acrylic and watercolour 50 x 70 cm


Debbie Ayles

I explore the multifaceted identity of architecture by looking at the impact of buildings on their surroundings and how they reflect and absorb them, creating a new perception designed to awaken the imagination of the viewer. The result is a vibrant interplay of organic and geometric shapes that are at once figurative and abstract, as unique as the individuals who live and work in a place. 

Recent competitions/group exhibitions include:

Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize

Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours

Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 

Contemporary Masters of the East of England

Royal Watercolour Society Contemporary Watercolour

Norwich Castle Open

New English Art Cub

The London Group Open

ING Discerning Eye

Recent solo exhibitions include:

Architectural Reflections, Westminster Reference Library

Dynamic City: Reflections in Canary Wharf, Crossrail Gardens, Canary Wharf

Artist of the Month, Minories Galleries

Structures Revealed, Minories Galleries

Essex Records Office


2005 1st prize Art Meets Science category, Daily Telegraph/Novartis Visions of Science Photographic Award

2004 sciart Research and Development Award, The Wellcome Trust, investigating ‘Aversion to Contemporary Art’ with Prof Arnold Wilkins, University of Essex

Public Collections:

ArtUK, The Wellcome Trust Image Library, East Contemporary Art Collection, Priseman-Seabrook Collection, Essex County Council, Colchester General Hospital, Starbucks