Born Amelia Drane Maddox, the third of four children to the prominent
Maddox family, A.D. was always interested in paving her own way.
Her parents provided an artistic environment for her upbringing in
Nashville, TN. She has spent over 30 years with her paintbrushes wet
and creating canvases full-time.
A.D. apprenticed under Flournoy Holmes and Kamy Deljou of Deljou Art
Group. Unlike many of her contemporaries, she carefully spends hundreds
of hours creating her original canvases. Her Alla Prima technique
builds the vibrant colors of her trout skins and creates the depth of
character and detail in her fish and wildlife art.
Maddox paints in oil, mainly on Belgian linen. She is fascinated by the
brilliant hues of nature's trout and the movement of water. Her
original works display both her talent for photographic realism as well
as abstract art in the interpretation of water.
Constantly evolving over the years, her creations have been featured on
the covers of over 40 magazines including Gray's Sporting Journal, The
Cormac McCarthy Journal, and LL Bean's Fly Fishing Catalogs, in addition
to articles in prominent publications such as Cowboys and Indians
Magazine, The Virginia Sportsman, and Sporting Classics. Her art can
also be found in merchandising lines through Montana Fly Company,
Cognito Brands, and many others.
Embodying her purpose to inspire and uplift the spirit with her art,
A.D. is a Ducati-riding, fly fishing, blonde firecracker dedicated to
her craft. She is also a philanthropist who spends her time inspiring
young artists and supporting anti-drug and criminal education programs.
Her gallery and current residence is in Livingston, Montana.