William Carrington received a bachelor of fine arts degree from Southwest Texas State University in 1989. He worked for several years as a production artist at Giles Design Studio in San Antonio, where he later did freelance production work for various studios. William Carrington decided to make a career change and returned to school. He attended Trinity University, where he earned a master of arts in teaching degree. He went on to teach elementary education, primarily fourth and fifth grades, for thirteen years. He then taught elementary art at a private school in San Antonio for another three years.
After much contemplation and long conversations with his artist wife Caroline Korbell Carrington, he decided to pursue sculpture full time. He currently is entering the twelfth year in this endeavour and has realized that sculpting 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 in-depth knowledge of wildlife and wildlife behaviour. In his work, he captures the gestural qualities of animals. William Carrington also spent years in the outdoors, cleaning and butchering game. 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. He currently works out of his studio at home in San Antonio, Texas.