The fly fishing art by A.D. Maddox will get the attention of any one who passes by. Even people who do not fly fish appreciate her work.
She is a self-taught artist who works in oils. She paints mostly on Belgian linen using her signature layering technique.
Her work is very colorful and innovative. With the use of bright colors and a focus on trout it is no wonder that fly fishers are drawn to her work.
She was born in Nashville Tennessee and has been painting for most of her life.
With an interest in fly fishing and living for a while in Jackson Hole, Wyoming she soon began her professional career painting trout.
"Trout are chameleon-like, constantly changing color in and out of the water".
She says she is constantly challenged by her work "I have to tweak, harmonize and fine tune the colors for the image to pop".
AD's work has been published in issues of American Angler, Wild on the Fly, The Contemporary Sportsman, Gray's Sporting Journal Covers, and the Big Sky Journal.
She has also done work for Patagonia, Montana Fly Company, Croakies and other outdoor and online companies.
You can find her work on merchandise in Cabelas, LL Bean and Bass Pro Shops.
A.D. Maddox's work truly captures the life and color of trout fly fishing. As she says "I feel like I was put here to fish and paint" and boy can she!
See her online store where you can purchase original paintings on Belgian linen and canvas & paper fine art prints, wooden trout wall-mounts, and greeting art cards.
See more of her fly fishing art at her website www.admaddox.com.
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