Belgrave St Ives - Modern & Contemporary Art

Henrietta Dubrey

Henrietta Dubrey (b.1966)

Born: Cuckfield, Sussex

Studied: Royal Academy Schools, Wimbledon School of Art, Byam Shaw School of Art, West Sussex College of Art & Design

Moved to Cornwall: 1998


Solo Exhibitions:
Fifteen New Paintings Edgar Modern Gallery, Bath

Developing Horizons Edgar Modern Gallery, Bath
Skandium welcomes Henrietta Dubrey, Marylebone and Brompton Road Stores, London
From Abstraction..., Edgar Modern Gallery, Bath
'Showcase: Henrietta Dubrey at Skandium', London
'From Abstraction...' Edgar Modern Gallery, Bath

'Colour to White', Belgrave Gallery St Ives Cornwall
'Paintings', Belgrave Gallery St Ives Cornwall

'New Work', Belgrave Gallery St Ives Cornwall

Lynne Strover Gallery Fen Ditton Cambridge

'Recent Paintings', Belgrave Gallery St Ives Cornwall

Star Gallery Lewes East Sussex

Star Gallery Lewes East Sussex


Group Exhibitions:

Yuletide: Modern & Contemporary Art & Design, Belgrave St Ives
Summer Exhibition, Belgrave St Ives

10th Anniversary Exhibition, Shirley Crowther Contemporary Art Ditchling, Sussex
'Journey and Discovery with Stella Maris', Stoneman Gallery, Penzance
Spring Show Josie Eastwood Fine Art, Sparsholt, Hampshire
Featured artist, Market House Gallery, Marazion , Cornwall
'Winter Paintings', Stoneman Gallery. Penzance


'Winter Exhibition: Paintings and 3D Works by Fifty Contemporary Artists', Belgrave St Ives2010
'MMXMAS'm, Belgrave St Ives
'Three Painters', Belgrave Gallery, St Ives
The Rainyday Gallery, Penzance

London Art Fair, Belgrave Gallery, Islington, London

'December Show', Belgrave Gallery, St Ives
'Abstract', Strand Gallery, Aldeburgh

'Winter Wonderland', Hilton Young Gallery, Penzance
'Spring Exhibition', Penwith Gallery, St Ives

London Art Fair Business Design Centre Belgrave Gallery

December Exhibition Belgrave Gallery St Ives
Christmas Exhibition Lemon Street Gallery Truro
St Ives Artists Past & Present Sherborne House Dorset
An Exhibition of Paintings by Henrietta Dubrey and Fergus Hilton
The Rainyday Gallery Penzance

Hark - New for 2005 Adze Gallery York
St Ives Works Atelier Gallery Essex
Hanging with the Coopers Star Gallery Lewes
Porthmeor Belgrave Gallery St Ives

A View of St Ives IV Belgrave Gallery St Ives
An Exhibition of Paintings by Henrietta Dubrey and Russell Hedges
The Rainyday Gallery, Penzance
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (also 1991-95, 1998 and 2002)

Christmas Show Belgrave Gallery St Ives
A View of St Ives III Belgrave Gallery St Ives
Gallery Artists White Gallery Brighton (also 2001)

Five Painters from Cornwall Belgrave Gallery St Ives

Gallery Artists Somerville (Atlantic) Gallery Plymouth (also 2001-05)

Fifteen Artists Star Gallery Lewes

Art Futures at Art 98 Contemporary Art Society Business Design Centre Islington

Contemporary Art Society Market (also 1992 - 95)
Last Lights Rye Art Gallery
Gallery Artists Gallery 7 Hong Kong

Mixed Exhibition Charleston Farmhouse East Sussex

New Collectables Rye Art Gallery East Sussex

The Royal Academy Young Masters Crane Gallery London
Corporate Collecting Patronage or Profit Business Art Galleries

Royal Academy New Young Masters Bruton Street Gallery
Art for Youth Mall Galleries London
The 20th Century British Art Fair Royal College of Art London

Young Artists Phoenix Gallery Highgate


Henrietta Dubrey's roots as a painter can be traced back to the time spent on long childhood holidays in St Ives drawing and painting with her architect father. Not only did these early experiences determine that Henrietta would become an artist but the art she grew up with - Constructivism and Lyrical Abstraction of the St Ives 'School' - was to have a strong influence on her own development.

Although Henrietta's painting practice can be seen within the context of these histories, together with Pop Art and Minimalism, there is a depth of autobiographic and emotional response that transcends pure formalism. The construction of the paintings combine gestural brush strokes with monochromatic grounds, sometimes countered with larger blocks of colour. There is a feeling of exuberance in the completed works that, while remaining non-representational, echoes the environmental and atmospheric characteristics of west Cornwall. It is in her mark-making, use of apparent colour and feeling for space that Dubrey's work stand out.


Artist's Statement:
"The inspiration for my work is as diverse as the experiences of life itself. It is only upon completion of a piece of work that the inspiration becomes evident. The first and final stages of each painting often bear little relation to each other but they do interpenetrate. I never know or presume or predict the final outcome of a day's work. It is spontaneous from the start to finish, this creates an edge to the work."