A glamorous, maverick character, Douthwaite is often associated with Outsider Art although she exhibited regularly in her lifetime. Self-taught as an artist, she attended classes in mime and modern dance with Margaret Morris, who encouraged her to paint. A troubled personality, in later years Douthwaite struggled with illness and disability, having sustained back injuries from a brutal attack in Edinburgh. This exhibition focuses on her prints and drawings including her 1983 painting of ‘Gwen John in Paris'.