After training as a zoologist, Dafila Scott turned to drawing and painting. Most of her work is inspired by wildlife and landscape and features animals or places with which she has become familiar. As a member of the Society of Wildlife Artists, she has exhibited regularly at their annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries as well as at other galleries. Her work includes both figurative wildlife paintings and abstract landscapes inspired by visits to Wales and to the Kalahari. However, she is equally happy to gain inspiration at home in the garden or on the surrounding fenland.