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 produced three recent series of paintings reflecting aspects of the landscape in the Auvergne region, namely his home village of Vernassal, the winter under the snow and the "Vallée des usines" in Thiers