Strongly influenced by the Constructivism and lyrical Abstraction of the St Ives School 'mid generation' of artists, Dubrey's art transcends pure formalism and encompasses a depth of autobiographical and emotional response. Spontaneity is key in her work, with the unpredictability of outcome providing a drive to create.
Born in 1966, Dubrey grew up at the foot of the South Downs. She attended Wimbledon School of Art and the Royal Academy Schools receiving a postgraduate diploma from the latter in 1992. A subsequent spell of five years in Normandy was followed by a move to west Cornwall to fully immerse herself in the artistic heritage of the area that has always been a vital inspiration to her creative process.
Dubrey's work was the first to be shown in London's leading Scandinavian design store Skandium as part of their artists showcase series in 2011, which in turn led to her paintings being used on the set of the BBC's BAFTA Award winning 20th anniversary 'Absolutely Fabulous', broadcast over Christmas and New Year 2011-12.
'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.' (Dubrey, September 2013)
Dubrey was born in Sussex, England in 1966. She lives with her husband and three children and works from her studio at her home near St Just in Penwith, west of Penzance.
1989-92 Royal Academy Schools
1986-89 Wimbledon School of Art
1985-6 Byam Shaw School of Art
1984-5 West Sussex College of Art & Design