Jim Scott was born and bred in Alabama. He graduated from Auburn University in 1969 receiving a BFA degree in Commercial Art. After a two year stint with a major advertising agency in Nashville, Tennessee, he returned to Alabama. Jim received a Masters Degree from the University of Alabama in Birmingham in City Planning in 1978.and completed additional coursework in City Planning at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. and went on to work as a City Planner for the Birmingham Regional Planning Commission for next 32 years. Upon retirement in 2002, Jim resumed his love of art and began painting again in acrylics. This site contains some of his recent work.