Scott W. Prior is a native of Southern California. He studied Illustration and Fine Art Painting at Academy of Art University. 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. Prior is a Signature Artist member with the California Art Club, he has been awarded and recognized by the Oil Painters of America, La Quinta Arts Foundation’s Desert Plein Air Invitational, La Quinta, California, The Society of Illustration Los Angeles, The Artist Magazine, Carmel Art Festival, Carmel, California and The Bower’s Museum Plein Air Show, Santa Ana, California, plus many more. He has been featured 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. Prior is currently exhibiting at American Legacy Fine Arts Gallery, Pasadena, California, Timmons Gallery, Rancho Santa Fe, California and South Street Art Gallery, Easton, Maryland.