1854 - 1927
Tom Scott is best known for his watercolours of the Scottish Borders. He was born at Selkirk and painted throughout his childhood, so had a developed style by the time he started at the RSA schools in 1877. Influenced by Sam Bough, Scott was also interested in the classics and studied in Italy. Based in Selkirk, where his other interests of archaeology and local history and literature provided inspiration, Scott also painted in other parts of Scotland, as well as in Europe and North Africa.