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Grace Ayson’s drawings explore subjects as diverse as the ruins of ancient Rome and modernist architecture, taking in derelict structures and numerous historic buildings along the way. She is drawn to places that are in a state of flux; buildings that are either decaying or being constructed. Her work in restoration has brought her into contact with buildings that were undergoing change.

She explores the way in which light plays on the structures, revealing their form, and makes use of the tension between the representational images in her work and the abstract patterns created by light and dark to capture the drama and atmosphere of the subject. Her drawings are full of emotional intensity but still have a hardness and a sense of clarity.

Grace’s preoccupation with studying light conditions and her dramatic use of line and bold graphic imagery inform her work as a glass artist.

A selection of Grace's original drawings and limited edition prints are available in her online shop


Canterbury cathedral

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The turner contemporary


The Built Environment

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