Published 11 November 2020
Rewilding is Henrietta’s response to the world slowing down during the first lockdown period, and her greater appreciation of nature. It is a recording of the growth around her, the birdsong, and of finding a place of solace amongst the chaos of the news. Dubrey has returned to the theme of nature and Mother Earth. It is her purely abstract response.
I have sat with this painting for a while, and it instils in one a sense of calm, certainty and is endlessly interesting. It is rare that a painting has such a strong effect on one. What is it that gives a piece that added dimension of feeling, of emotion, it is always so difficult to pinpoint what it is? This is art with soul. I have always found Henrietta’s work makes a big impression, her simple pure shapes, clearly refined palettes, and balanced compositions, leaving absolutely no room for error, this requires considerable talent!
Painting of the Week: Henrietta Dubrey
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