With the ambition to become an artist, Scott studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee. In June 2000 he left with a BDes in Illustration and printmaking.
Working from his studio in Glasgow, much of his time is spent travelling around the country looking for inspiration for another take on the Scottish landscape. The many lochs, glens and isles of Scotland's west coast are amongst Scott's favourite subject matter for vibrant and atmospheric oils. Since 2003, he has also been a regular part time lecturer at the Creative Arts Department of Reid Kerr College, Paisley.
Scott uses vivid colours in a vigorous application to represent the fast changing light conditions of the West Coast of Scotland. Colour use often becomes an entirely emotional response to the subject while tone can remain representational.
The love he has for his native Scottish countryside is portrayed in his work through the ebullient energy with which he handles colour with palette knife and brush.