Parton holds a BA Fine Art cum laude (2008) from the University of South Africa. Her research article Extended Traces: Tracking the impact of painter upon environment was published in 2010. 

Since 2006 she has been exploring paint as matter. Collecting spent paint — particularly that which has a backstory — from local housepainters to acclaimed international artists, she develops methods to reclaim this paint, incorporating it as remnant of environment in her art.

She has had 3 solo exhibitions, most recent being at Sulger-Buel Lovell Gallery in London, with a preview solo at Cape Town Art Fair (2015). She has taken part in numerous group exhibitions. Her work is included in collections such as Southern African Foundation for Contemporary Art, University of Cape Town, University of South Africa and The Constitutional Court of South Africa. She was born in Cape Town where she lives and works.