Melissa Scott-Miller was born in 1959 in London. She studied at the Slade school of fine art 1977-81, and received a first class degree. She was elected a member of the Royal Society of Portrait painters in 1999 and a member of the New English Art Club in 2007. She has lived and worked in London most of her life and mainly paints London views and street scenes and back gardens. She has two children and teaches part-time at the Royal drawing school and Heatherleys and the Art Academy.