AD Maddox was born in Nashville, Tennessee. She was raised in an artistic environment and has been painting for as long as she can remember. After traveling extensively in her 20′s she settled in Jackson Hole, Wyoming where she began her professional career painting trout. “Trout are chameleon-like, constantly changing color in and out of water – they represent an intriguing color palette and artistic challenge.” Maddox, self-taught, paints in oil mainly on Belgian linen and develops each piece with her signature layering technique. Fascinated by bright colors, Maddox is constantly challenged by each piece. “Each painting has a crux where I have to tweak, harmonize and fine tune the colors for the image to pop. This is the never-ending bull-bait as an artist!” Her style is always changing as portrayed in her works through the years. Maddox currently resides in Nashville where she balances her studio time with fly fishing trips and of course … Motorcycling!
She’s a Ducati riding, Wyoming roaming, fly fishing girl born in Tennessee… and she’s the world’s most well-known and respected Fly Fishing Artist. A.D. has been featured in many issues of Gray’s Sporting Journal, American Angler, Big Sky Journal, The Contemporary Sportsman, Wild on the Fly and has done work for major outdoor companies such as Patagonia and many other online publications. In the words of Fly Fishing Central’s Paul Schmur, “Take a very creative lady, some oil on canvas, and a high speed Ducati and what do you get? You get AD Maddox, and a very colorful and innovative form of art.”
Fly fishing art enthusiasts world-wide have more than likely seen or own her work in their home. A.D.’s original fly fishing art is available now online. Originals, prints, paper and canvas giclées are all available through her new online store. A.D.’s mixed-medium art captures the life and color of fly fishing in a way that grabs the attention of any passer-by, whether they are a fly fisher or not. Why is this? A.D., an avid fly fisher herself says, “I love to build something that moves me. I’m challenged by the simplicity of one subject as my main focus and trout is my most recent passion. During my hours fishing, time disappears. I am experiencing a bit of heaven. I love living those moments and want to put them in my art. I feel I was put here to fish and paint.”