Scott W. Prior is a native of Southern California, born in Anaheim, CA, on December 20, 1968. Scott 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. Currently Prior is resides in Oceanside, CA with his wife Wendy, their two daughters and the family pets.
Prior is a Signature Artist member with the California Art Club, an Artist member with the Portrait Society of America. Scott has been awarded and recognized by the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, 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, plus many more.
Selected Private Collections Mr. Jean Stern, Executive Director of the Irvine Museum, Irvine CA Mr. John Moran, Moran Auctioneer House, Alta Dena, CA Mrs. Joan Irvine Smith, Irvine Museum, Irvine, CA Mr. & Mrs. Jerald Springer, Jerry Springer Show, Sarasota, FL Mr. & Mrs. Peter Jenson, Sunset Magazine, Del Mar, CA Mr. & Mrs. Steve Bisciotti, owner of the Baltimore Ravens, MD
Maui Plein Air Invitational, Honorable Mention 2013
Maui Plein Air Invitational, Makana Aloha Fondation's Award of Excellence
Laguna Beach Plein Air InvitationalPlein Air Magazine, Award of Excellene
The Autry Museum, 101st Annual Gold Medal Exhibition
One man show, Then and Now, American Legacy Fine Arts, Pasadena
Pasadena Museum of California Art, 100th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition
Pasadena Museum of California Art, 99th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition
Sedona Plein Air Invitational Sedona Art Center, Sedona, AZ Best of Show
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