William Mize was born in Knoxville, TN. He studied fine art at Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota then established his art career in Atlanta where he spent the last 20+ years. William has been creative his entire life and painting came naturally. He believes that painting helps him to more fully understand something — be it a structure, figure or abstract idea. In his paintings, this understanding manifests itself in many ways, either stemming from the past where it reaches back to his earliest memories or delving into the future where it becomes new and ever-changing. Today, William lives and works in Charlotte, NC with his wife and three children.