Scott W. Prior, CAC, is a native of Southern California. He studied illustration and painting at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. At the academy he studied under artists Craig Nelson, Bill Maughan, and Hui Han Lui, and 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 and an Artist member with the Portrait Society of America. He was recently featured in the “Three to Watch” section of Fine Art Connoisseur magazine. In the fall of 2013, he won the Best in Show Award at the prestigious 15th Annual Laguna Plein Air Painting Invitational. He has been awarded and recognized by the Oil Painters of America, the Society of Illustration Los Angeles, and many more, and has been featured in Southwest Art Magazine, The Artists’ Magazine, PleinAir magazine, and Fine Art Connoisseur, and published by Rizzoli Publishing Inc. in the book California Light. He is currently exhibiting at Helena Fox Fine Art, Charleston, SC, and American Legacy Fine Arts Gallery, Pasadena, CA.