Bill Mather
Bill Mather

Concept Artist

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Bill Mather is an award-winning Matte Artist, Illustrator, Set Designer and Art Instructor. He began his career at Matte World in 1987, creating miniature clouds and traditional matte paintings for the HBO film "By Dawns Early Light". This won the fledgling artist an Emmy for the Best Special Visual Effects on his first professional endeavor. In addition, he received an Academy Award Nomination in 1993 for his work on Batman Returns. Among others, Bill's matte and design work includes movies such as Forrest Gump, Jumanji, Star Wars Trilogy: Special Edition, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, and The Polar Express.

Bill has been a creative force contributing to a wide variety of projects, working under the umbrella of Matte World, Colossal Pictures, and Industrial Light and Magic, where he worked as a Conceptual Artist and Digital Matte Painter.

Bill was educated at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco and continues his involvement with the institute as a Teacher of Figure Drawing. Check out to view Bill's personal works of fine art.