Artists Dafila Scott

My work is inspired by wildlife, landscape and people and arises from a combination of field sketches, memory and translation. In the studio, I work mostly in oils, acrylics and pastels. My recent work is inspired by the countryside and fenland around my home as well as by visits to Norfolk, west Wales and the Kalahari.

After training and working as a zoologist, Dafila Scott turned to drawing and painting, studying under Robin Child at the Lydgate Art Research Centre, UK.  Her work was initially in illustration but has moved to figurative painting and then abstract painting as time has passed. 

In March 2011, she was artist in residence for the Friends of the Scott Polar Research Institute, and spent four weeks travelling to the Antarctic Peninsula. In March 2020, she spent five weeks on a voyage to the Ross Sea, Antarctica.

 She was elected a member of the Society of Wildlife Artists in 1991. In 2017 she won the RSPB Award at the Annual Exhibition, The Natural Eye, at the Mall Galleries.