Pat Douthwaite: An Uncompromising Vision
Throughout her life she drew, prolifically and honestly and her febrile, nervous line exemplified in her distinctive signature is instantly recognisable. She was a great traveller absorbing imagery and devouring cultures as far afield as Poland, Romania, Peru, Mexico and India. Her work is not easily defined, at once naive and intellectually loaded, personal but resonating with cultural references. It was not made for others but came from that deep-seated need of the creative to make; to express.