Painting of the Week: Henrietta Dubrey

Published 11 November 2020

Henrietta Dubrey, Rewilding, oil on canvas, 130 x 105 cms

Henrietta Dubrey, Rewilding, oil on canvas, 130 x 105 cms

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!


A Weekly View


2020

Painting of the Week: Henrietta Dubrey

Painting of the Week: Beatrice Hasell-McCosh

Painting of the Week:  Caroline Popham

Painting of the Week: Sonia Barton

Painting of the Week: Daniel Ablitt

Stella Agnew: The Edge of the Downs

Dot Wade: Notes from Isolation

Painting of the Week: Susan Ashworth

Life under Covid-19 by Sandy Brown, for Josie Eastwood

Painting of the Week: Emma McClure

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