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.
Among Anthony’s accomplishments is being the 2008 Ducks Unlimited International Artist of the Year, 2010 Wild Wings Best in Show, 2009 Louisiana Waterfowl Stamp winner, 2007 Illinois Artist of the Year for Pheasants Forever, and even has a portrait of George H.W. Bush, Sr. hanging in the Presidential Library.
Recent accolades bestowed upon Anthony include: