Duffy Ayers
b 1919

Trained at the Central School of Art, she married Michael Rothenstein in 1938 and lived in Great Bardfield for fourteen years from 1941, bringing up two children Julian and Anne. In 1959 she married Eric Ayers, a designer and a director of Editions Alecto, and moved to London, where in the 1960s she re-commenced painting in oils. She taught for many years on courses at the Women's Institute's Denman College.