Scott W. Prior

Painting the Urban Landscape

scottw-artist_cardInstructor: Scott W. Prior
Medium: Oil Painting (Plein Air)
Dates: March 27–28, 2017
Class times: 9:00–4:00

Tuition: $275.00
Class Size: 12

You can also attend Scott’s Painting DEMO NIGHT March 26 (Included in workshop tuition)

Scott will be demonstrating his approach to painting the urban landscape starting with tight accurate drawing, followed by loose, painterly paint application. He will communicate the basics of painting a dynamic urban scene focusing on values, edge control, proportion, and refining shapes.

Students will hone their skills by learning to see how light, shadow, color, and temperature change, and how to apply these elements to painting.

We will be going on-location to some of Monterey Peninsula’s best urban landscapes where you can find much to be inspired with. Some options are Cannery Row, Spreckels, Fremont Ave–Monterey, Fisherman’s Wharf, etc…

Scott W. Prior CAC, relishes the immediate, take-it-as-it-is, gritty reality of contemporary genre. There is a muscular directness to his work—an honesty worthy of analogy to the turn-of-the-century Ash Can painters of New York such as George Luks, John Sloan and Robert Henri. ~ Jean Stern, Executive Director of The Irvine Museum

Southwest Art magazine featured Scott W Prior


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, Craig Nelson, Bill Maughan and Hui Han Lui. His studies there caused him to focus on developing a solid foundation of design and drawing, 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 Socalpapa and Oil Painters of America. He has exhibited in national shows, juried competitions and invitational events across the country including the California Art Club’s 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. Prior has been awarded and recognized by Oil Painter’s of America, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, Carmel Art Festival and The Bower’s 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 will be participating in the California Art Club’s Centennial Book being published by Rizzoli Publishing in New York.