"What began as a foray into film making blossomed into a comprehensive career, the foundation for which was Disney Animation”
William Silvers is an artist with over 35 years of commercial success. In 1995, his film career began at Walt Disney Feature Animation Studios where he adapted his fine art painting skills to the world of filmmaking. For almost 10 years, he created unforgettable backgrounds for Disney classics such as Mulan, Tarzan, Lilo & Stitch, and Brother Bear.
Eager for new experiences William enjoyed a stint as Associate Art Director for EA Sports-Tiburon. While there, he contributed to the development of the award-winning game NCAA Football.
Though an artist of repute, William continued to perfect his style and technique by taking classes with renowned artists. His love of film and his passion for art brought him back to filmmaking. His collaboration with Disney had bolstered a deep-seated desire to create meaningful work and that drive earned him a coveted stint at Industrial Light & Magic, a division of Lucasfilm Ltd.
William expanded his repertoire of painting skills to include matte painting, and created some for the most stunning images for the feature films, The Day After Tomorrow, and Star Wars Episode III, The Revenge of the Sith.
With his reputation in the Industry growing, William accepted a position at the Dreamworks Animation Studios in Glendale California, as a matte painter.
His work can be seen in: How To Train Your Dragon 2, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, The Croods, Rise of the Guardians, Puss In Boots, King Fu Panda 2, Kun Fu Panda Holiday Special and Shrek Forever After.
After concluding his DreamWorks Animation Studios contract, William continued his passion for animation as a matte painter for Sony Pictures Image works, on the Warner Brothers Picture, Storks in Vancouver BC. Also, William’s experience in film making as well as his unique vision, attracted the attention of Universal Creative during the development of Skull Island: Reign of Kong. Accepting a position as a Senior Designer – Concept Illustrator at Universal’s Core Concept Group, William was best known for his theming atmosphere and attention to detail while creating story-telling concepts for some of the largest future Theme Parks worldwide.
One measure of a painting’s success is the emotion it elicits from its viewer; William Silvers’ wildlife scenes make your pulse quicken and your breath catch as you witness some of nature’s most miraculous everyday moments.