Scott W. Prior CAC, is
a native of Southern California. He received his BFA from The
Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA where he studied
under artists like, Craig Nelson, Bill Maughan and Hui Han Lui.
His studies there, caused him to focus on developing a solid
foundation of design, drawing and painting, which create the
structure for painting his favorite scenes from everyday life.
Scott currently is Signature
Member of the California Art Club and an Artist Member with the
Portrait Society of America. He has exhibited in national shows,
juried competitions and invitational events across the country
including the California Art Clubs Annual Gold medal show
at the Pasadena Museum of California Art, exhibitions at the
Frederick Weisman Museum of Art, the Academy Art Museum in Easton,
MD, and in the prestigious Oil Painters of America National Show.
Recently, Scott has been asked to be a judge and guest speaker
at various regional shows, with the most recent being the SOCALPAPA's
Annual Back Bay Show and Competition, in Newport Beach, CA.
Prior has been awarded
and recognized by Oil Painters of America, Laguna Plein
Air Painters Association, Carmel Art Festival and The Bowers
Museum Plein Air Show, among many others. During the 13th Annual
Carmel Art Festival Plein Air Competition, he was awarded the
Emerging Artist Award by Art & Antique Magazine.
Along with the awards, Scott has been featured in the American
Artist Magazine, Southwest Art Magazine and was recently published
in the California Art Club's Centennial Book, published by Rizzoli
Publishing in New York.