Born Glasgow 1960 . Raised on the Isle of Arran by painter mother Avril Paton . Grandfather Hugh Paton also a painter . Left home aged 16 with no formal qualifications . Lived abroad including Los Angeles . Returned to Scotland and became a singer . Main aspiration to be a jazz singer . Dissatisfied with singing jazz standards began concentrating on writing own material . Began collaborating with composer producer David Galbraith who encouraged this direction and her visual work as a harmonious combination . Since then she has attempted to combine their music with visual art . An animated videos is featured on HDFEST a Los Angeles based festival dedicated to Digital entertainment & art . Paintings designed specifcally for projection purposes are used in performance . Currently she is working on a series of animated paintings and song llustrations as well as recording new songs .