William was born in the small town of New Bremen, Ohio. As far back as he can remember he was painting every chance he got. Inspired by his father who was also an artist, William went to Bowling Green State University where he received a BFA in Graphic Design at the age of 21. After working 2 years in an Ohio in-house ad. agency, William moved to New York and worked for 5 years for ad. agencies,
In 1990 he moved to Cleveland, Ohio and worked for an illustration studio before co-founding Live Wire Studios, a full service art studio. In 1995, after 6 years as Vice President and Creative Director of Live Wire Studios, William was offered a position with Walt Disney feature Animation as a Background artist. William painted backgrounds for the movies Mulan, Tarzan, Lilo & Stitch, and Brother Bear. In 2004 William worked as a matte painter for Industrial Light and Magic on Day After Tomorrow and Star Wars Episode III. After ILM William art directed NCAA Football 06 & 07 for EA Games.
Now a full time painter, William Silvers has a great passion for painting. He won several awards including Region I at the 2005 Arts for Parks and Founders Favorite at the 2001 Arts for the Parks annual contest in Wyoming. He has also been a member of Society of Animal Artist for the past five years and in 2005 had a painting accepted in the 45th Annual Exhibition.
William lives in Clermont, FL., and continues today to work as a gallery artist.