AD Maddox was born in Nashville, Tennessee, and raised in an artistic environment. She has been painting for as long as she can remember, but it was only after traveling extensively in her 20s that she settled in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and began her professional career of painting trout.

“Trout are chameleon-like, constantly changing color in and out of water—they represent an intriguing color palette and artistic challenge,” Maddox said.

Maddox, who is self-taught, paints in oils mainly on Belgian linen and develops each piece with her signature layering technique. Fascinated by bright colors, she 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,” she said. “This is the never-ending bull-bait as an artist!”

Maddox’s 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!

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