John Scott began his painting career in the 1990's whilst living in the South of France. His work was displayed in galleries in Gordes, Les Baux, Avignon and St Paul de Vence.

During the 2000's painting was mainly done for pleasure and resulted in the larger scale mountain and rams' heads works.

Since the beginning of 2019 John has returned to painting full time and has recently produced a series of paintings reflecting aspects of the landscape in the Auvergne region, namely his home in the village of Vernassal, the nearby villages of Allegre, Craponne-sur Arzon, La Chaise Dieu, Churches of the region and the "Vallée des usines" in Thiers. His most recent series is of the interiors of the 18th century convent in which he lives.

In 2021 Scott's work can be seen at the following exhibitions (covid-19 restrictions permitting):

Place des Arts, Besancon, 20 June, 2021
Exposition GAHA, Chaudes-Aigues, 20 June-4 July, 2021
Fete de la Peinture, Blesle, 17 July 2021
Exposition GAHA, St Flour 9 July - 22 Aug, 2021
Les Decades, Brioude, 13-22 Aug 2021
Salon de Haute Loire, Centre Pierre Cardinal, Le Puy, 11-25 Aug 2021
Jour des Peintres, Rochtaille, 5 Sept 2021
Exposition Arts Bourbonnais, Vichy 2-30 Oct 2021