Avril Paton, who was born in Glasgow in 1941 during the wartime
blitz is the daughter and grand-daughter of Hugh and Donald Paton
who were both landscape painters on the Isle of Arran. Mardi Gillies,
her mother, met and married Hugh when they were both attending
Glasgow School of Art in the late thirties.
In 1994 the Gatehouse Gallery sold her painting 'Windows in the
West' a depiction of a prosperous Glasgow tenemant, to Glasgow Art
Galleries and Museums. It was hung in the Gallery of Modern Art for
nearly ten years where it proved to be the most looked at exhibit.
Income from sales of 'Windows in the West' prints and other works
have bought Paton the time and freedom to change direction
artistically. With the use of different mediums, supports and
subject matter her new work is a definite departure
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Windows in The West
by Avril Paton