William Low has been working professionally as an award winning painter and illustrator for over 25 years. He is currently the principal in Cobalt Illustration Studios, a full service illustration studio that produces illustrations for corporate use, children’s books, advertisements, gallery paintings and fine art quality prints. Clients include LL Bean, Guideposts Magazine, United States Postal Service, Henry Holt & Company, Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Philomel Books. Many of his original paintings are on permanent view at various Houston’s Restaurants around the country. In the Spring of 2011, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority completed the installation of two stained glass murals in the elevated Parkchester Station in the Bronx, NY. The panels, A Day In Parkchester were designed by William Low and fabricated by Erskin Mitchell Stained Glass.
Recently William wrote and illustrated Old Penn Station (2007) a children’s picture book on the history of one of New York City’s most infamous buildings. Other books William has authored are Chinatown (1997) and Machines Go to Work (2009).
For over 20 years, William has been teaching painting and illustration. He is currently a professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City in the undergraduate program. As an educator, he has taught at the School of Visual Arts in NYC, and has conducted lectures and seminars at the Ringling School of Art, Syracuse University, Maryland Institute College of Art, New Jersey City University, the Society of Illustrators and the Norman Rockwell Museum. He gives presentations nationally, discussing his career in illustration and demonstrating his innovative digital painting technique.
William Low lives and works on Long Island in New York. He is married and has 2 children. He just completed illustrations for the book, Me and Momma and Big John by Mara Rockliff and a new book of his own – Machines Go to Work in the City (in bookstores 2012).