Anthony Thaxton is an award-winning painter, educator, television producer and filmmaker. He was named Distinguished Art Alumnus of the Year for Mississippi College in 2019. Anthony’s vibrant watercolors are featured on television (The Hour) in a painting segment called “Drawn to Christ”. His art is seen in numerous books, including Stations of the Cross and Love Letters: An Illustrated Courtship. Anthony now writes, produces, films, directs and edits a series show on Mississippi Public Broadcasting called Palate to Palette with Robert St. John and Wyatt Waters. Anthony’s photos and videography have been featured on Good Morning America, Fox and Friends, CNN.com, and in the pages of Charles Stanley’s In Touch Magazine. He directed Morgan Freeman and Dolly Parton on projects and is currently directing a major documentary on the art and life of Walter Anderson for public television.
Anthony is married to Amy Bryant Thaxton, and they have two children, Bryant (a current MC sophomore Music Composition major) and Sydney (artist, writer, musician, age 14). Anthony lives in Raymond, Mississippi, where he owns his own production company, Thaxton Studios. He continues to produce fine art in a variety of mediums.
“My dad cooked the best crawfish I’ve ever tasted. With him gone, I now have to settle for lesser chefs and their crawfish, like these from N’Awlins. But, boy are they pretty!” -Anthony Thaxton