James Scott (1941) was raised in England by two artists William and Mary Scott. With a background in the visual arts, James found a place at the SLADE SCHOOL OF FINE ART in London where he studied painting and theater design in the early 1960s. While a student, his interest in filmmaking and photography led him to direct his first and much applauded movie "The Rocking Horse" (1962). The success of this film led to an opportunity to work with Tony Richardson, directing his first feature film at the age of twenty-one.
James crowned a successful film career in the 1970s and 1980s by winning the ACADEMY AWARD for his film "A Shocking Accident" (1983). In 1989 he chose to abandon a life in the industry to return to his original interest in fine art. Following the passing of his influential father, James relocated to California. At this time, his paintings found inspiration in the landscape of Los Angeles as well as his cinematic background although the roots in his father's work still remained.
James currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife Yolanda and daughter Paloma where he continues an exploration of color and space. His paintings exhibit in England, Los Angeles and New York.