William Carrington received a BFA from Southwest Texas State in 1989. During his studies he spent two years as an intern in the production department of Texas Monthly Magazine. After graduation William entered the graphics field and for several years worked as a production artist at Giles Design Studio in San Antonio. He later worked freelance doing production work for various studios in the San Antonio area. William decided to make a career change and returned to school. He attended Trinity University and earned his MAT. He went on to teach elementary education, primarily fourth and fifth grade, for 13 years. He then taught elementary art at a private school in San Antonio for three years. After much contemplation and long conversations with his wife, artist Caroline Korbell, he decided to pursue sculpture full time. While working full time at his art, Carrington has come to realize that sculpture is what he was meant to do.
William Carrington is an avid, lifelong outdoorsman. Coming from a ranching family, he spent a great deal of time hunting and fishing. Over the years he has gained an in-depth knowledge of wildlife and wildlife behavior. His work captures the gestural qualities of animals, and he primarily creates sculpture depicting animals and their natural behavior. As a hunter, Carrington dresses out and cleans his quarry. He states, “by butchering game one gains a keen knowledge of the animal’s physical characteristics and muscular structure.” He puts this knowledge into his work, striving to depict the animal’s movement from within. Carrington lives and works in San Antonio, TX.