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Scott Prior is a master at painting the familiar in a way we have never seen before.  Whether painting the figure, a landscape or a still life, it is the quality of light that makes his work distinct.  Light itself is his main subject matter.  He uses objects and settings that are instantly familiar while avoiding the exotic or foreign.  Consequently, his paintings have a strong relationship to our everyday life.

Scott Prior’s paintings can function on many levels.  The first and most obvious is their lush beauty.  One is compelled to rest in such lushness, but sometimes beauty alone cannot satisfy.  Dig deeper to find true substance, for many meanings can exist within the same painting; a bucolic sunset becomes an omen... empty chairs become surrogates for the people who just moments ago sat in them.  Ordinary moments are extended in his paintings; time is frozen so that the mystery can be discovered within the mundane.

Scott Prior is one of the founding members of a group of painters referred to as the Valley Realists.  He is a graduate from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst with a major in printmaking.  He was a resident of the MacDowell Colony from 1974-76 and again from 1979-80.  He has had numerous solo and group exhibits nationwide.  Prior’s artwork is in many important public and private collections, including the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts and the New Britain Museum of American Art in Connecticut.

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Scott Prior: A Monograph
$55 unsigned / $75 signed

Scott Prior: Selected Paintings
Signed Exhibition Catalog $10

Light on the Familiar: The Paintings of Scott Prior
Exhibition Catalog $20











Scott Prior

Peonies

Oil on panel, 2014
20 x 16"








Scott Prior

House on the Beach

Oil on canvas, 2014
24 x 20"
Sold










Scott Prior

Towels at the Lake

Oil on panel, 2014
7 x 6 1/2"









Scott Prior

Winter Scene at Twilight

Oil on panel, 2014
7 1/2 x 7"








Scott Prior

Beach at Sunset

Oil on panel, 2014
15 x 18"









Scott Prior

Flowers at Sunrise, Provincetown

Oil on panel, 2013
24 3/8 x 21 1/2"








Scott Prior

Lake at Sunset

Oil on panel, 2013
15 x 13"
Sold









Scott Prior

Fairgrounds

Oil on panel, 2012
9 x 10"
Sold


 
 




 

 

Scott Prior
Sunflowers at Sunrise

Oil on panel 2012
15 1/2 x 12"

Sold




 

Scott Prior
Diner at Sunrise

Oil on panel, 2012
16 x 24"
Sold




 

 

Scott Prior
Backyard in Spring

Oil on panel, 2012
8 1/2 x 8"




 

 

Scott Prior
Barbecue and Ball

Oil on panel, 2008
18 x 15"









Scott Prior

Cabin by the Sea
Oil on panel, 2012
8 x 8 1/2"

Sold



 



Scott Prior

Tents
Oil on panel, 2012
9 x 8 1/2"
Sold




 

 

Scott Prior
Balloons
Oil on panel, 2010
8 1/2 x 8"

Sold









Scott Prior

Winter Window, Sunset
Oil on panel, 2014
22 x 26"








Scott Prior

Kitchen, Winter Sunrise

Oil on panel, 2010
26 x 30"






Scott Prior

Flowers in Morning Window
Oil on canvas, 2009
36 x 48"

Sold






Scott Prior
Cresche Scene

Oil on panel
7 x 6 1/2"



 

 

Scott Prior
Backyard with Teepee

Watercolor on paper
14 x 12"










Scott Prior

Path to the Beach Houses

oil on panel, 2003
30 x 22"




 

 


Scott Prior

Nanny and Ezra in the Kitchen

Graphite on paper, 1988
7 1/2 x 6"




 

 


Scott Prior

Nanny in Shower

Graphite on paper, 1994
7 1/2 x 6"




 

Scott Prior
Morning Bedroom

Graphite on paper, 1988
6 1/2 x 9 1/2"




 


Scott Prior

House on Highway

Graphite on paper, 1976
11 1/2 x 14"




 

 

Scott Prior

Motel Room

Graphite on paper, 1986
4 1/2 x 5 1/2"




 

Scott Prior
Early Morning Bedroom

Graphite on paper, 1993
6 x 9"




 

 


Scott Prior

Self Portrait

Graphite on paper, 1975
16 1/2 x 13 1/2"









Scott Prior

Nanny
Graphite, 2008

23 x 16"










Scott Prior

Nellie
Graphite, 2008
20 x 13"











Scott Prior

Still Life with Honey Bear

Pen and ink wash on paper, 1989
10 x 8 1/2"


 

 

Scott Prior
Max Sleeping
Aquatint, graphite wash
19 x 17 1/2"








Scott Prior

Peppers in Sunlight
Ink on paper, 1990
10 1/4 x 9 1/4"

           Prints & Editions



 




Scott Prior

Dunes at Sunrise
, 2005
Polymer intaglio
with digital pigment ink


 
 



Scott Prior
Cow
, 2005
Polymer intaglio
with digital pigment ink




Scott Prior
Cups in Sunlight
, 2005
Polymer intaglio
with digital pigment ink







Scott Prior

Pumpkins
, 2005
Polymer intaglio
with digital pigment ink


 
 

Scott Prior
Nanny Napping
, 2005
Polymer intaglio
with digital pigment ink


 
Scott Prior
Pears
, 2005
Polymer intaglio
with digital pigment ink



Scott Prior
Snowman,
2005
Polymer intaglio
with digital pigment ink








Scott Prior

Ball in Winter

Hand drawn & printed lithograph




Scott Prior
Ezra and Max,
2005
Polymer intaglio
with digital pigment ink




Scott Prior
Woods at Sunrise,
2005
Polymer intaglio
with digital pigment ink










Scott Prior
Blimps, Buildings and Bovines
Pigment print









Scott  Prior

Winter House
Pigment print











Scott Prior
Winter
Pigment print



 





Scott Prior
Two Towels
Pigment print








Scott Prior
Window in June
Pigment print








Scott Prior
Bottles in Summer Cabin Window
Pigment print








Scott Prior
Light on the Familiar, 1999
Hand-signed exhibition poster
Offset lithograph



 
 




Scott Prior
Apple Tree, 2004
Monoprint



 





Scott Prior
Community Garden, 2004
Monoprint



 
 




Scott Prior
Dirt Road in Fog, 2004
Monoprint




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