In 1969 Blythe Scott was born in Glasgow, Scotland. Being the daughter of two art teachers, it was very natural that Blythe should attend art school herself. It was during her daily journey to the Glasgow School of Art, that she began to notice the beauty of Glasgow’s Victorian architecture; the wroughtiron detailing, the stained glass, the blond and red sandstone structures. The city exuded a wealth of decoration and form on an imposing scale. Spending each day on the sixth floor of the Glasgow School of Art, she had the opportunity to survey the cohesive and inspiring architecture of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the moody, ever-changing city skyline. The slate-covered roof tiles and domes she looked down upon, which were often glazed with rain, were to leave their mark and inspire an endless enquiry into architecture and the urban environment.
Scott now lives in Victoria, BC where the island light has found it's way into her paintings and the beauty of nature has encouraged her to look at architecture in relation to the surrounding environement, causing her newer works to focus more on the context than about the buildings themselves.