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Friday Fish Frame: Meet A. D. Maddox, fly angler, motorcyclist and 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.

Image of and by A. D. Maddox. Closeup in the water.

Image by A. D. Maddox. Closeup in the water.

“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. A. D. 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 A.D. Maddox, and a very colorful and innovative form of art.”

“I believe people fly fish to enter a more serene state… One that is completely free from the chaos and pressures of our modern society. I strive to capture these brief moments of perfection on canvas so that the viewer can remember the utter simplicity of the experience. Fly Fishing is a spiritual pursuit!”

“I believe people fly fish to enter a more serene state… One that is completely free from the chaos and pressures of our modern society. I strive to capture these brief moments of perfection on canvas so that the viewer can remember the utter simplicity of the experience. Fly Fishing is a spiritual pursuit!”

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.”

Information!

AD Maddox Studios website . . .
A.D. Maddox Studios
530 Church St, Ste 700
Nashville, TN 37219

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