Scott was born and raised in Central Florida. He received his BFA from Florida State University. After college, Scott spent the next several years studying classical painting at the Florence Academy of Art and the Waterstreet Atelier under Jacob Collins. In 2006 Scott moved with his wife to shoreline Connecticut where they continue to reside with their son and many pets. Scott divides his time between painting his portraits, fine art narratives and teaching at the Grand Central Academy of Art in New York City. He also teaches workshops at various art institutions throughout the country.