Tim Scott Bolton was born in Shropshire in the UK in 1947. He was educated in Bromsgrove and the College of Estate Management, London University. He worked in Yorkshire and then Kenya for some time after studying land agency. Since 1984 he has been a landscape artist. He studied at the Heatherley School of Art and under Ruskin Spear at the Hammersmith College of Art. Bolton visited India and in 1993 opened the Summerleaze Gallery to hold art courses and exhibitions.
He started teaching in Burgundy at the Maison du Chateau in 1994, in 1998 he visited India again and the Sultanate of Oman in 2000. In 2003 he exhibited at the Tryon Gallery.