Water is the most difficult element any artist can attempt, because nearly all of its form and color is defined by what’s around it. It reflects light, color and hue but it wears a translucent mask. And water is in constant motion, even when it’s still.
AD understands this thing called water both inside and out and has found a way to capture it with a simple brush and paint and then distill it down to her interpretation so we can all understand it. And her recreations shares its color and excitement so we feel like we are seeing it for the very first time.
Few artists are bold enough to include water, fish and movement in nearly every one of their works. She does better than anyone out there.
She has grown a lot in taking her designs to a whole new level. She’s paying attention to her edge work instead of being overly graphic. You can see the maturation that’s happening. AD Maddox is on a roll.
“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!” – AD Maddox
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 western art. Maddox, self-taught, paints in oil on Belgian linen and develops each piece with her own technique and style that’s evolved through the years. Most all her pieces are merchandised and have been represented on products by American Dakota, Buff USA, Cabelas, Croakies, Fincognito, LL Bean, Montana Fly Company, Patagonia and StealthCraft Boats. Recently she’s purchased her own gallery in downtown Livingston, Montana which will be the new AD Maddox Studios opening June 28, 2019.
Check out www.admaddox.com for new originals, fine art prints, merchandise and updates.
AD Maddox Studios
114 N B Street
Livingston MT 59047