Avril Paton was born in Arran in 1941 during the wartime blitz and is the daughter and grand-daughter of Hugh and Donald Paton who were both landscape painters on the Isle of Arran. She has been living in the city of Glasgow since 1983. It is for her depictions of Glasgow people and places that she is best known. The hidden lives of the tenement dwellers are glimpsed through curtained windows. These silent dramas capture our curiosity and remind one of Hitchcock’s ‘Rear Window’.