David Williams

Artist • Designer

An ardent naturalist, wildlife artist and designer, David Williams renders work that captures the living essence of the subject matter he portrays. He achieves a skillfully controlled blend of beauty, meticulous accuracy and educational value.

Born 1965 in the rural town of Lexington, North Carolina, David began expressing himself through artistic means at an early age. He began his formal training in high school and went on to receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Western Carolina University in 1988. University life offered the opportunity to pursue his artistic training while indulging in as many biological science courses as the schedule would allow.

Because of his love for science and nature, he has pursued a career that would keep him near his interests. As a professional designer, he has worked for various zoos, aquariums and museums and nature centers throughout the Southeast for nearly twenty years. In addition to his full-time positions, he has taught drawing/painting courses for all ages and college level graphic design. He has won several awards in graphic design and achieved a national ASHE Award for murals in a local Children’s Emergency hospital.

In 1996, David established his own company called ”Wingin’ It Works,” combining two and three dimensional design. With a strong appreciation for the natural world, he decided to put that enthusiasm to work through full time graphic/exhibit design, mural painting, and scientific illustration.

In his free time, David loves to get outside. He enjoys camping, hiking, kayaking, beachcombing, surfing and organic gardening. An avid angler, he fishes fresh and salt water with equal enthusiasm. He has backpacked and journaled through Belize, Costa Rica and central France. For over fifteen years, David has participated in a museum sponsored naturalist weekend in the NC mountains where he has taught outdoor classes such as field sketching, wild edibles, fly tying and nature journaling.

His work can be seen at many prestigious museums, science centers and other facilities. Some of those include : Carolina Raptor Center (Charlotte, NC), Caw Caw Interpretive Center (Charleston,SC), Discovery Place (Charlotte, NC), Falls Lake Visitor Center (Raleigh, NC), Green Cay Nature Center (Boyton Beach FL), Gumbo Limbo Nature Center (Boca Raton, FL), Hemby Children’s Hospital (Charlotte, NC), Horizons Unlimited (Salisbury, NC), Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens (Richmond, VA), Loxahatchee River Nature Center (Jupiter, Fl.), Presbyterian Hospital Children’s Emergency Dept. (Charlotte, BC), Reedy Creek and Latta Plantation Nature Centers (Charlotte, NC), Roper Mountain Science Center (Greenville, SC), Sci-Works (Winston-Salem, NC).

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Any work taken without permission is subject to penalty by law

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