Scott W. Prior CAC, is a native of Southern California. He studied illustration and painting at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA. At the Academy, he studied under artists Craig Nelson, Bill Maughan and Hui Han Lui, where he learned higher artistic ideals through intensive study while developing a solid foundation of design, drawing and painting.
Scott is a Signature Artist member with the California Art Club and an Artist member with the Portrait Society of America.
He has been awarded and recognized by the Oil Painters of America, La Quinta Arts Foundation’s Desert Plein Air Invitational, La Quinta, CA, The Society of Illustration Los Angeles, The Artist Magazine, Carmel Art Festival, Carmel, CA and The Bower’s Museum Plein Air Show, Santa Ana, CA, plus many more.
This past October Scott won the Plein Air Magazine Award at the 14th Annual Laguna Plein Air Painting Invitational and in February, he was awarded with an honorable mention at the Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational.
In May of 2006, Scott was in the “Artist to Watch” section in SouthWest Art Magazine. In June of 2008, he was featured in both the SouthWest Art Magazine and American Artist Magazine. Recently Prior was featured in California Light, a book published by Rizzoli Publishing, NY, NY, celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the California Art Club and was also featured in Plein Air Magazine, Winter issue 2011.
Prior is currently exhibiting at Helena Fox Fine Art, Charleston, SC and American Legacy Fine Arts Gallery, Pasadena, CA.