Ayse's interest in the visual arts led her to obtain a BA in product design and an MA in graphic design. She practiced as a graphic designer for many years before she took up painting.
Ayse paints in oils and has a loose impressionistic style. Her use of light and colour is uplifting and her subject matters are often a candid look at relationships within contemporary family life which inspire happiness and hope.
Her paintings reveal childhood memories, re-imagined in ordinary, everyday settings, creating waves of nostalgia and a portal back in time for the viewer. She paints in both small and large scale, often on canvas or board. She takes inspiration from past and contemporary artists such as John Singer Sargeant, Sorollo, Mary Cassat, Luican Freud, Alex Kanevsky and Christian Hook.
Ayse has solo shows of her work in London and takes part in group exhibitions. She has recently exhibited at the Camden Image Gallery. Ayse works from her studio in Radlett, Hertfordshire.