Based on the true story of folk artist Maud Lewis (Hawkins) and the unlikely romance between her and reclusive bachelor, Everett Lewis (Hawke).

Bright-eyed, intelligent and crippled from arthritis, Maud yearns to be independent, spending her days escaping through art. Spotting an advertisement for a housekeeper for self-made-man Everett, she applies for the job. Despite his initial reluctance, when Everett realises that people want to buy Maud’s paintings, he encourages her to fulfil her potential, bringing them closer in ways they never imagined.