William Mercado was born in Jersey City, NJ. He dabbled in art from the age of 7, slowly progressing and self taught. William has won numerous awards for his talents including Outstanding Artist of New Jersey State as well as recognition by Lexingtons Whos Who™. William then furthered his study of art at Rutgers Mason Gross School of Visual Arts, with a newfound penchant for painting and a strong interest and focus on color and color theory.
William currently lives in Hightstown, NJ.
Through his work, William discovers a world of escapism. Focusing on dreams and emotions, William strives to illustrate each clearly with a strong understanding of colors and textures and their respective application. Many times a piece is not a planned project. Starting with a blank canvas, most of William's work stems from whatever specific emotion or feeling consumes him. From there, the work in progress is merely voice to his inner thoughts, an improvisational piece until completion.
William is self taught since the age of 7. While at Rutgers University he had the pleasure to work under Carrie Moyer, Lauren Ewing, and Raphael Ortiz, with a focus on color theory and application.