One of the most widely loved and respected of contemporary British Artists. As a young artist Ayres found herself in excellent company with some of the leading British Abstract Artists, including Roger Hilton. Her work placed her at the fore front of her generation. In London in the early 1960‘s she was the only woman represented in the important situation exhibition. Ayres professional career was steeped in change, changes mostly in style and manner. Over a ten year period Ayres changed her approach and worked with different styles until she came full circle in the 1970‘s and returned to abstraction. Ayres returned to Oil painting in the late 1970‘s, inspired by Hans Hoffman, and created some of the most sensuous images in recent British Art.