Born in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1952, Stephen began his art training at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto before transferring to Mount Allison University's Fine Arts programme graduating with a BFA in 1978. In the late 1990's he continued his studies at Concordia University earning a MA in Art Therapy.
Scott's painterly approach to both landscape and portraiture have earned him respect and reputation. Commissioned portraits include Alden Nowlan, UNB President Elizabeth Parr Johnson and Phillip Bryden, Faculty of Law - also at UNB. He is the recipient of an Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Fellowship, Brucebo Fine Arts Scholarship for independent study in Sweden, a residency study in Berlin Germany as well as creative grants from the NB Arts Board. Stephen has taught art in the public school system in Saint John and at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design in Fredericton.
His works have been included in solo and group exhibitions in both public and private galleries and in the permanent collection of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.