"Belle of the Ball" by William Silvers
William Silvers is an American painter and illustrator, best known for his work in the field of wildlife art. Inspired by his father, who was also an artist; William Silvers studied arts at the Bowling Green State University and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the age of 21. After working for advertising agencies and an illustration studio for several years, he co-founded the art studio Live Wire Studios, located in Clermont, Florida, as Vice President and Creative Director in 1990. Six years later Silvers started to work for the Walt Disney Animation Studios and painted backgrounds for animated feature films such as Mulan and Lilo & Stitch.