Before 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 College, Oxford.

Catherine Dupre by Henry Lamb