Henry Scotts palette is striking, with all surfaces and elements observed, capturing every movement in full flow. His sails are nearly always bellowed with a good stiff breeze which is further emphasised by the spray of the water being wisped across the top of the choppy seas beneath atmospheric skies.
Noted as an artist who, during his career, continued to explore the oceans and visualize the reality of the eras passing, he assists the capture of the romantic essence of nautical history. Scotts works are today sought after for their strong artistic merit and historical appeal. Scott exhibited at the Royal Society of Marine Artists from 1950 to 1966, and in 1970 he was commissioned to paint Morning Cloud which was skippered and owned by the then Prime Minister, The Right Honourable Edward Heath.