A.D. Maddox Fish Artist
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.
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. 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.”