Scott, a graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, has been painting professionally since 2000 and lecturing since 2003. Scott has shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the UK including the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI) in London. He has developed a strong worldwide following via his YouTube channel which documents his processes and ground breaking colour theory.
Scott’s love for his native Scottish countryside is portrayed in his work through an ebullient energy with which he handles the colour with palette knife and brush. His depictions of ethereal light emerging from transient skies refer to themes of optimism and hope. These moments also provide Scott a platform to experiment with light and colour.
His recent depictions of the Sottish Highlands and Islands have become increasingly involved in the tactile, viscous properties of oil paint and the painting surface itself. His obsession with colour is explored with both subtle and bold modulations of hue as the paint is layered in generous and juicy blocks and softened with diaphanous glazes.