becoming a full time painter, Catherine Dupré was a professional
writer and novelist. But her first love was always painting.
Her mother, Vera Poole, was an artist of considerable standing, and
a teacher at the Ruskin School of Drawing, Oxford. Her friends and fellow
artists were Paul and John Nash, Henry Lamb and Gilbert Spencer. A portrait
of Vera Poole by Paul Nash and one of Catherine Dupre as a child
by Henry Lamb can be seen on this website.
In 1987 Catherine Dupré abandoned writing and began to work as
a painter, studying for several years at the Ruskin School. She has
exhibited at joint shows and, in 2001, at the Art Room in Christchurch