About the Artist

Anthony J. Padgett has become one of the elite photo realistic artists in the Northern Hemisphere.  Anthony’s attention to detail and use of vibrant colors sets him apart and continues to be a trademark of his style.  He also believes being able to depict his subject matter in its own environment helps portray each subject as naturally as possible.  One also notices the theme of sunlight in many of his paintings.  The dramas of a golden sunset or a crisp sunrise play an important part in his work.   “Where there is light, there is life.”

Anthony continues to support many conservation organizations and had helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars through direct contribution of his paintings and fundraising projects.  Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, National Wildlife Refuge Officers Association, the Boy Scouts of America are just a few of the organizations he has partnered with over the past 20 years.

Recent accolades bestowed upon Anthony include:

  • Featured Artist in 2020 Anderson Museum of Fine Arts’ “Wild Wilderness” Exhibit
  • 2020 Oklahoma Duck Stamp Winner
  • 2015 Honored to have two commissioned murals in the main entrance of Cabela’s in Noblesville, Indiana.
  • 2010 Wild Wings Festival People’s Choice Award
  • 2009 Louisiana Duck Stamp
  • 2008 Ducks Unlimited International Artist of the Year
  • 2008 Pheasants Forever National Package Artist
  • 2007 Pheasants Forever Illinois Artist of the Year
  • Commissioned Artist for a portrait of President George H.W. Bush, hanging in the Presidential Library in Waco, Texas.