Cuckoo Farm Studios
Studio Space for Artists in Essex
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Debbie Ayles

My paintings explore effects of chance patterns of light that appear on architecture, those momentary glimpses of shapes that occur as reflections or shadows on structures creating a fascinating disturbance to the surface. I use my drawings of glass, concrete, wooden or metal architecture to create energetic and yet simplified paintings of cityscapes, the parallel and metaphor of solid structures converted into more fragile ephemeral entities through the medium of water-based paints.

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I take commissions.  Please contact, references from previous clients available.



‘Me and My Brain’ – Art Competition Runner-up with painting 'Cityscape III, Canary Wharf'



ING Discerning Eye 2020 

Borders, Firstsite, Colchester, Essex

Aldeburgh Contemporary Arts, Aldeburgh, Suffolk



Marks Hall Sculpture 2019, Marks Hall Estate, Coggeshall, Essex 

Chroma City, The Gallery, Parndon Mill, Harlow 

Summer Exhibition, The Minories Galleries, Colchester, Essex 



Installation of 3 aluminium panels at Colchester Railway Station 

Architectural Reflections, Westminster Reference Library, London

Dynamic City: Reflections in Canary Wharf, presented by Canary Wharf Group as part of London Festival of Architecture 2018, Crossrail Place Roof Gardens, Crossrail Place, Canary Wharf, London E14 5AR 

Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 206th Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London 

Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, Guildford House Gallery, Guildford, Surrey



Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, Trowbridge Arts, Trowbridge, Wiltshire 

Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, Mall Galleries, London

Sea Pictures Gallery, Suffolk

Contemporary Masters from the East of England, The Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk

Reading Contemporary Art Fair

Seen in Wivenhoe, The Sentinel Gallery, Wivenhoe, Essex



Watercolour Now, The Sentinel Gallery, Wivenhoe, Essex

Artist of the Month, The Minories Galleries, Colchester, Essex

CAS at 70. The Minories Galleries, Colchester, Essex

The First Cuckoo of Spring Exhibition, Cuckoo Farm Studios, Colchester, Essex

PING, The Minories Galleries, Colchester, Essex

Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, Mall Galleries, London

The Paint Collective Exhibition, Boat House Gallery, Flatford, Suffolk

The Sentinel SELECT, The Sentinel Gallery, Wivenhoe, Essex



Firstsite, Colchester, Essex

Harwich Festival of Art

Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours Open Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London



Eastern Open, King's Lynn Art Centre, King's Lynn, Norfolk

Harwich Festival of Arts

Royal Institute of Painters In Water Colour Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, Mall Galleries, London

Royal Watercolour Society Contemporary Watercolour Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London

Cupola Gallery, Sheffield