A.D. Maddox was born in Nashville, Tennessee. She was raised in an artistic environment and has been painting most of her life. She apprenticed under Flournoy Holmes and Kamy Deljou of Deljou Art Group. After traveling extensively in her 20′s she settled in Jackson Hole, Wyoming where she began her professional career painting trout and fly fishing art.
Maddox paints in oil, mainly on Belgian linen, and develops each piece with her signature layering technique. She is fascinated by bright colors, reflected in her trout skin and portrait works. Constantly evolving over the years, her art has been featured on the front and back covers of Gray's Sporting Journal - as well as in Gray's articles, The Fly Shop International Travel Digest,(2011/2012). L.L.Bean, Inc. Fishing Catalog, The Fly Shop International Travel Digest, The Contemporary Sportsman, The Jackson Hole Catalogue, and in Wild on the Fly, Fiske Feber, On the Fly and American Angler.
Motorcycle Monthly ran an article in their Dec/Jan 2007 issue featuring A.D.'s unique method of capturing insects by mounting a wet canvas to her motorcycle and going for an evening ride. She called it Bug Gut art.
Big Sky Journal ran a 7-page article on her artwork in their 2008 Flyfishing edition, and Nashville Arts Magazine featured her in their August 2011 publication. Her art is also featured on Patagonia merchandise, Fincognito, Croakies and Montana Fly Company merchandise which sells on Bass Pro, Cabelas and LL Bean stores.
Maddox currently resides in Nashville where she balances her studio time with fly fishing trips and motorcycling.