From his nine years in Walt Disney Feature Animation to his time working on great projects like Star Wars, William cannot remember a day in his life that has not been consumed by art. William was born in New Bremen, OH. Inspired by his father, who was also an artist, he attended Bowling Green University where he received a BFA in Graphic Design at the age of 21. After working for various ad agencies in New York, William moved to Cleveland, OH in 1990. He briefly worked for an illustration studio, and then later co-founded Live Wire Studios, a full service art studio. In 1995 William officially began his relationship with the Walt Disney Feature Animation. Through his nine years in animation, William worked as a background artist for such animated features as Mulan, Tarzan, Lilo & Stitch and Brother Bear. Both, Brother Bear and Tarzan have been critiqued by experts as having fabulous realistic backgrounds and nature scenes. Although he is no longer a part of animation, William continues a strong relationship with the Walt Disney Company though contributions on special projects. In 2004 William worked as a matte painter for Industrial Light and Magic. It was there he contributed to the films Day After Tomorrow and Star Wars Episode 3. William moved back to Florida and worked as Associate Art Director for EA Sports, Tiburon and helped develop titles such as the award winning game NCAA Football. William Silvers has a great passion for painting wildlife and ocean themes. He has won several awards including Region 1 at the 2005 Arts for Parks and Founder's Favorite at the 2001 Arts for the Parks annual contest in Wyoming. He has also been a member of Society of Animal Artists for the past five years and in 2005 had a painting accepted in the Society's 45th Annual Exhibition.