Brother of the late Cornish-based artist and teacher of art, Colin SCOTT who died the following year. Eric's death affected Colin greatly. The latter was a talented artist, but does not appear to have exhibited in Cornwall. Born at Durham in Sunderland, he studied for a foundation course at the Durham College of Art before winning the 1966 Pernod Art Competition. Working later in London, his dealer was Nicholas Treadwell. Collectors of his work included Beatle Paul McCartney and prime minister Harold Wilson for whom he created portraits.
After travels and exhibitions in America, he settled near Cannes, France. His works are held by Saatchi and Saatchi and by the Sunderland Art Gallery.