Malcolm Scott was born in Sudbury, Suffolk, in April 1935. Malcolm went north to live with his further in Keighley when his mother died when he was 12 years old – it was a significant turning point in his life. He admitted that he had not had a good education, “having been in the lowest class at the lowest school.” He joined the crew of the British tramp steamer M.V.King City at the age of 17 and traveled around the globe for the following several years.
Malcolm is self-taught and has worked on a variety of themes throughout his life, including death, the miners’ strike, industrial landscapes, and religion.
The Royal Society of Marine Artists and The Royal Academy have both shown his work. Exhibitions in France, the United States, and Canada are also planned.
His art is on display in the City of Leeds Art Gallery and the Mercer Art Gallery in Harrogate.
Go to http://youtu.be/24K-R7paMRo to see a complete and extremely candid interview with Malcolm Scott (filmed at Leeds City Art Gallery) in which he discusses his paintings and life perspectives.