Dubrey lives and works at the westernmost point of England at the tip of Cornwall known as West Penwith. Born in 1966 in Sussex she was drawn to Cornwall by its rich heritage and has been inspired by the painting of postwar mid-generation St Ives artists such as Roger Hilton, Patrick Heron, Terry Frost, Peter Lanyon, and Brian Wynter who themselves followed in the footsteps of Ben Nicholson and Barbara Hepworth.
A brief spell living in France followed postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy Schools in London 1989 to 1992. It was the light, art and space which drew Dubrey to Cornwall where she has been based with her family for over 15 years.
Dubrey is becoming equally well known and collected for her abstract paintings and, more recently, her return to the figure. She thrives on the challenge of working in both genres simultaneously with each informing the other.