The A.D. Maddox Noso ArtFix collection brings the unique elements and vibrant colors of A.D.’s work to your everyday attire. Whether heading to the river and you snag your waders or simply embracing another inspiring day in the outdoors in your puffy jacket and tear it in a thicket, her designs are a perfect way to add flair or repair your gear. Add a few A.D. Maddox Noso patches to your tackle box or first aid kit, just in case. Snags are such a drag, unless you’ve caught something!
If you’re interested in purchasing original artwork and prints, visit A.D.’s website for more details: admaddox.com
We sat down with A.D. Maddox to learn more about her life and her process as a professional artist:
- So, tell us a little about yourself and your creations?
My professional career began in Jackson Hole painting popular wildlife and fly fishing art in oil on canvas and furniture. I didn’t study fine art but developed my own style and technique along the way. My creations right now are realism on canvas. My earlier works were graphic pop art and I’ve slowly refined this into realism. I find it much more challenging to accomplish.
- What is your favorite color?
This changes all the time but I like sage mixtures of blues and greens … calming colors. Each color does have its own energy vibration. I’m in the cooling colors at this time.
- Most important artist tool?
My brushes are the most important tool. I use hog hair brushes. They’re very durable and load a bit of paint.
- What inspires the art that you create?
I’m inspired by getting out into nature and taking photographs of my material. The photography inspires the work.
- Is there an artwork you are most proud of? Why?
I’m proud of all my creations. You can find them on my site admaddox.com. There’s nothing like the feeling of signing a finished oil painting because I’m finishing a goal. Production is the basis of morale. Each piece has its twists and turns and a great bit of information that has to be in harmony. They each take a bit of confidence to complete.
- What is your favorite part of the process when creating something?
I think that is the beginning of each piece when I block in the darks. It starts to shape and directs the momentum so I can see the exact direction the piece is going.
- How have you developed as an artist and entrepreneur?
Developing as an artist is simple … keep painting. The business side takes some reach. I select successful individuals that have written books and I collect information that I find to be workable when tested by increasing statistics.
- What current art world trends are you following?
I’m actually not. Good question though. I’ll have to look into that.
- What is your life ambition?
My life ambition is to paint great art and get that artwork known. I know it sounds simple but I find complicated goals produce confusion and confusion never generates a product.
- What is your favorite outside activity, and is there a favorite spot you like to visit?
I’m living in it. My move to Montana this the last year has landed me in my favorite spot. I love the vast open spaces with the mountain scenery and awesome people. My favorite outside activity is fishing, motorcycling and photography.