Scott Prior Uses Light to Bring Magic to the Everyday

by Andy SmithPosted on

With Scott Prior’s oil paintings, magic is found in the normalcy of his scenes, in which backyard fires illuminate figures and dim city streets glow. The painter’s practice moves between these narratives and still-life studies, landscapes, and figures. All have a shared quality that Prior of which has a mastery, William Baczek Fine Arts says.

“Whether painting the figure, a landscape or a still life, it is the quality of light that makes his work distinct,” the gallery says. “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.”

See more of the artist’s work below.