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Henrietta Dubrey - Statement and CV


Artist Henrietta Dubrey lives and works in West Cornwall near the westernmost tip of England.

Born in 1966 in Sussex she grew up at the foot of the South Downs. Following childhood holidays in Cornwall she was later drawn to St Ives by its rich artistic heritage and in particular the middle-generation St Ives artists such as Roger Hilton and Terry Frost.

She studied at Wimbledon School of Art and the Royal Academy Schools in London, finishing her studies in 1992 after which she moved to Normandy in northern France for 5 years, painting and starting a family.

2012 saw Henrietta’s work appear on the set of the 20th Anniversary series of the BBC series Absolutely Fabulous and in design store Skandium whose windows were filled with her paintings on both Brompton Road and Marylebone High Street stores.

Working in both the figurative and abstract genre she thrives on the diversity that such discipline provides. She exhibits in the UK, the US and internationally.


‘My work is generally described as abstract, although I would describe my paintings as autobiographical deconstructions and reconstructions of life. These ideas appear on the canvas surface often as an abstract gestural web, occasionally tangled, occasionally bold and resolved. An iconic form is liberated from a void into being.’


To read Artist's introductory essays to exhibitions 2012 to 2018 - click here




Born Sussex, England

Currently lives in west Penwith, Cornwall








West Sussex College of Art & Design

Byam Shaw School of Art

Wimbledon School of Art BA Hons

Royal Academy Schools Dip Lond RA


Solo Exhibitions



GIRL Edgar Modern



Diverse Narratives  James Worrall  Marylebone  London

RHYTHM Edgar Modern




Genius Loci  Sarah Wiseman Gallery  Oxford

NUDE   Edgar Modern  Bath  (Catalogue)

Paintings  James Worrall  Marylebone  London




MUSE   Edgar Modern  Bath  


ABSTRACT  Edgar Modern  Bath  


Open House  Chapel Place Gallery  Tunbridge Wells

5x3  Edgar Modern  Bath

Rough Deluxe: Sweet Candy and Wild Women (Online catalogue)




Abstraction - New Paintings from Cornwall  Chapel Place Gallery  Tunbridge Wells

Interim: A Virtual Exhibition  Edgar Modern  Bath




Fifteen New Paintings Edgar Modern  Bath  (Online catalogue)  


Developing Horizons  Edgar Modern  Bath  (Online catalogue)  


Henrietta Dubrey at Skandium London (Press release)

From Abstraction...  Edgar Modern  Bath




Colour to White  Belgrave St Ives Cornwall (Catalogue)  


Lynne Strover Gallery Fen Ditton Cambridge  


Paintings  Belgrave St Ives Cornwall (Catalogue)  


New Work  Belgrave St Ives Cornwall  


Recent Paintings  Belgrave St Ives Cornwall (Catalogue)  


Star Gallery  Lewes  East Sussex  


Drew Gallery  Canterbury  Kent  

Joint Exhibitions




With Stephen Lavis  Far & Wild Gallery  Perranporth  Cornwall




Spring Exhibition with Charlotte Cornish  Sarah Wiseman Gallery  Oxford




With Sam Hall  Lynne Strover Gallery  Fen Ditton  Cambridge

Identities with Clare Bonnet Toni Cogdell and Veronica Wells  Sarah Wiseman Gallery  Oxford  (Online essay Henrietta Dubrey in Conversation)




Line and Surface with Simon J Harris Steven MacIver and Mark Beattie  Sarah Wiseman Gallery  Oxford




Journey and Discovery with Stella Maris  Stoneman Gallery  Penzance




Three Painters with Sue Kennington and Mary Mabbutt  Belgrave St Ives  


With Gareth Edwards & Clare Wardman  Hilton Young  Penzance

With Marion Taylor The Rainyday Gallery Penzance

Review of the 2008 Rainyday exhibition by Rupert White on artcornwall.org




With Liz Hough & Nancy Pickard The Rainyday Gallery  Penzance




With Fergus Hilton  The Rainyday Gallery  Penzance  


With Russell Hedges  The Rainyday Gallery  Penzance  


The Royal Academy Young Masters   Crane Gallery  London  (Catalogue)  


Regular Exhibitions at Representing Galleries



VAB Gallery London


2020 (since 2019)


Far & Wild Gallery Perranporth Cornwall


2020 (since 2018)


The Soden Collection Shrewsbury Shropshire


2020 (since 2016)


Blue Print Store Dallas Texas


2020 (since 2016)


Sarah Wiseman Gallery Oxford


2020 (since 2016)


Brook Contemporary Budleigh Salterton Devon


2020 (since 2012)


Market House Gallery Marazion Cornwall


2020 (since 2011)


Josie Eastwood Fine Art Stockbridge Hampshire


2020 (since 2010)


Edgar Modern London


2020 (since 2010)


Stoneman Gallery Penzance & London


2020 (since 2001)


Belgrave St Ives


2017 (since 2009)


Lynne Strover Gallery Fen Ditton Cambridge


2014 (since 2011)


Shirley Crowther Contemporary Art Ditchling Sussex


2010 (since 2004)


Rainyday Gallery Penzance


2009 (since 2000)


Gallery Artists Somerville (Atlantic) Gallery Plymouth


2006 (since 2005)


Lemon Street Gallery Truro


2006 (since 1999)


Star Gallery Lewes


Selected Group Exhibitions and Competitions  (please see below for Art Fairs)



Banshee Exhibition  Truman Brewery  London




Écriture Féminine Edgar Modern Bath

From Land's End to John O'Groats Edgar Modern Bath




National Open Art Competition  London and Chichester




Josephine Harpur at the Aldeburgh Gallery

A Taste of What's to Come  Chapel Place Gallery  Tunbridge Wells

St Ives joins West Bay  The Old Timberyard  West Bay  Dorset

Modern British Artists and Beyond  Cameron Contemporary  Hove  Sussex

Figurative Journeys  Edgar Modern  Bath




one4art  Cheltenham

Envie d'Art  Paris

Heads and Tails  Edgar Modern  Bath



The Female Perspective  The Chapel Gallery  Gulval  Penzance




Abstract  Strand Gallery  Aldeburgh




Winter Wonderland  Hilton Young Gallery  Penzance

Spring Exhibition  Penwith Society of Arts  St Ives

Royal Academy Alumni South West  Somerville Gallery  Plymouth




The Cornish Connection  Belgrave Gallery  London  (Catalogue)  


St Ives Artists Past & Present  Sherborne House  Dorset   


Hark – New for 2005  Minster Fine Art  York

St Ives Works  Atelier Gallery  Essex

Hanging with the Coopers  Star Gallery  Lewes




Royal Academy Summer Exhibition




Gallery Artists   White Gallery  Brighton




Last Lights   Rye Art Gallery

Gallery Artists Gallery 7   Hong Kong




Mixed Exhibition Charleston Farmhouse  East Sussex




Art for Sale  (Fifth Issue)   Whiteleys of Bayswater

New Collectables   Rye Art Gallery  East Sussex




Corporate Collecting   Patronage or Profit   Business Art Galleries




Royal Academy New Young Masters   Bruton Street Gallery

Art for Youth   Mall Galleries  London




Young Artists   Phoenix Gallery  Highgate

The Young Idea   Ditchling Gallery



Charity Events

2020 (since 2016)


Art for Cure - Raising money for the care and cure of breast cancer - Glemham Hall Suffolk - Aldeburgh Suffolk - Bankside London  
2020 (since 2013)


St Ives Rotary Club Charity Auction in aid of St Ives School of Painting  


Secret Auction in aid of Hepatitis C Trust Art on a Postcard Various locations in London  


Merlin MS Centre Charity Auction Falmouth Art Gallery  


IMS Prussia Cove Charity Auction at Christies South Kensington and Gallery Different Fitzrovia London  

Art Fairs

2020 (since 2010)


The Affordable Art Fair  Battersea  Edgar Modern


2020 (since 2012)


London Art Fair Business Design Centre Islington Edgar Modern  
2020 (since 2011)


The Affordable Art Fair  Hampstead  Edgar Modern




The Affordable Art Fair  New York  Edgar Modern




Fresh Art Fair - Ascot - Cheltenham - Brook Contemporary




The Affordable Art Fair  Singapore  Edgar Modern




The Decorative Art and Textile Fair Battersea James Worrall

100% Design Olympia London Brook Contemporary

Breeze Art Fair Penzance Stoneman Gallery

Antique & Design Center High Point North Carolina USA Blue Print Store Dallas




The Affordable Art Fair  Bristol  Edgar Modern


2016 (since 2013)


Cambridge City Art Fair  Lynne Strover Gallery 


2014 Antique & Design Center  High Point  North Carolina  USA  Lola and Bess

Chelsea Art Fair  Stoneman Gallery

The Affordable Art Fair  Hong Kong  Edgar Modern

The Affordable Art Fair  Brussels  Envie d'Art




20/21 International Art Fair  RCA London  Edgar Modern





NEW Art Fair  Paris  Envie d'Art 

The Affordable Art Fair  Brussels and Hong Kong  Envie d'Art




Art Hamptons The International Fine Art Fair  New York  Edgar Modern




20/21 International Art Fair  RCA London Belgrave Gallery




Brighton Art Fair  Shirley Crowther Contemporary Art


2009 (since 2006)


London Art Fair  Business Design Centre Islington Belgrave Gallery




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


1996 (since 1992)


Contemporary Art Society Market  London




Contemporary Art Market Towner Art Gallery  Eastbourne




The 20th Century British Art Fair   Royal College of Art  London




De Beers  London 

The Old Bank Hotel  Oxford 

Twofour Group 

Private collections in the UK, Europe and Worldwide



Collaborations and Panels



Open Call 2020 Far & Wild Gallery  Judging panel Alicia Livingstone (Gallery Director) Kerry Harding and Henrietta Dubrey  



Quite Delightful Project - Series of artist's greeting cards  



St Ives, Cornwall & Camaret sur Mer, Brittany  Town twinning T-shirt project sponsored by Armorlux  



Skandium London - Series of artist's greeting cards

Des Artistes - T-shirt design for Autumn/Winter 2012   www.desartistes.org





BBC ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ - Three episodes to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of ‘Ab Fab’, broadcast Christmas/New Year 2011-12 and at the opening of the Olympics 2012  


COS Stores website www.cosstores.com - Feature in ‘Things’ section highlighting current trends in style and design  





Catalogues – see Exhibitions listings above  
2007 White Paintings  Artist’s self-published monograph

St Ives 1975-2005  Art Colony in Transition by Peter Davies




Artists in Britain Since 1945  David Buckman Art Dictionaries Ltd  

Press & Media

Affordable Art Fair Spring 2020


‘The Girl’ 2018 headlined in advertising campaign


Affordable Art Fair New York City Fall 2019


‘Yves’ 2018 headlined in advertising campaign  
St Ives Times and Echo & The Western Morning News


October 2019 Frank Ruhrmund review of Far & Wild Gallery exhibition  
Car Park Magazine


issue 13 - 2019  
Pan and the Dream Magazine


issue 2 – 2018  
Art for Cure


Meet the Artist - Newsletter March 2016  
Affordable Art Fair Hampstead summer 2015


‘Ready’ 2014 headlined in advertising campaign


Quite Lovely Magazine


Illustrated essay in Issue 2 of the Quite Delightful Project's luxury erotic magazine 2015



Source FM


8th February 2014  The Funkin Art Radio Show  Interview with Peter George


Channel 4 'Four in a Bed'


August 2013  Paintings in a programme featuring one4art Gallery & B&B  Cheltenham  

Urban Coco online magazine


July 2013  Creative Spotlight : Henrietta Dubrey 


Thunk Magazine


July 2013  Review of 'Fifteen New Paintings' by Joe Meldrum



Absolutely online magazine


January 2013 edition  Article on Wimbledon College of Art alumni

Galleries magazine


2002-13, articles notably by Peter Davies, Pip Palmer and Neil Lawson Baker


BBC Radio Cornwall 


October 2012   Tiffany Truscott    Interview regarding the National Open Art Competition


Cornwall Today magazine 

April 2012   ‘Absolutely Fabulous’    pp55-59

June 2010  ‘Cornwall Character’  Dame Lynne Brindley

October 2007  ‘Postcard from an Artist’

October 2005  ‘Abstract Colour’


The Cornishman newspaper


Various articles by Frank Ruhrmund et al. 2003-12  
25 Beautiful Homes magazine


August 2011 ‘Back for Good’ p107  
Brompton Quarter internet magazine


July 2011  
‘Gee’s Diary’ webpage


www.mogford.co.uk/news/2008/diaries/oct10.html  to celebrate Henrietta Dubrey’s work at The Old Bank Hotel, Oxford  


Article by Rupert White relating to joint exhibition at the Rainyday Gallery 2008  
The Daily Mail 


March 2007  The Old Bank Hotel, Oxford  
Viva Lewes online magazine


Issue 46  16 November 2006  
Ham and High


June 2006  Alison Oldham  
Inside Cornwall


October 2004  ‘St Ives Abstraction - Recognition and the New Generation’  Cathy Wallace  
St Ives Times and Echo


2003-4  Frank Ruhrmund and Peter Davies  
The Guardian ‘Observer Escape’ section


November 26 2000  The Old Bank Hotel, Oxford  
Artists and Illustrators


March 2000  ‘Still left holding the baby’  Maha Sarkis  
Woman and Home


December 1999  
House and Garden


September 1996  
World of Interiors


October 1992  ‘Class of 92’ selected by Giles Kime and Sarah Howell  


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