handpainted custom art & design

handpainted custom art & design

‘Haybag Maddie’ Adamson creates unique, authentic, one-of-a-kind handpainted custom art and designs that honour the men, women, machines and militaria of the 20th century.

Famed for her custom handpainted clothing, Haybag Maddie rescues and transforms all kinds of cherished items – both vintage and new – into works of art you can wear, use and treasure.

Her handpainted A2 WW2 flying jacket – the HAy2 – is rapidly becoming a classic in its own right, with interest surging ahead of the launch of the Masters of the Air series.


Custom Patches & Insignia
A2 Flying Jackets, B3, B10, D1, M41, M38 + more
Motorcycle, Denim, Leather & Canvas Jackets
Custom Designed & Handpainted Clothing & Accessories
Vehicle, Warbird & Nose Art
WW1 & WW2 Uniform Customisation
Original Cartoons
1900 – 1950s  Ladies’ outfits & accessories
Original Artwork & Limited Edition Prints
Bespoke Occasion Cards
Bespoke Wedding Stationery
Custom Designed & Handpainted Gifts


Haybag Maddie: The Movie!

We’re very excited to launch our first Haybag Maddie video, giving you an insight into the who, what and why behind-the-scenes here at HBM HQ. Huge thanks to all the people, places and events that feature in the video!

Authentic, Unique, Custom Clothing and Accessories

Whether it’s patches, jumpsuits and jackets or wallets, hipflasks and bags Haybag Maddie creates authentic, custom designed, embroidered and handpainted clothes and accessories that are painstakingly researched, accurately reproduced and delicately aged to bring the spirit of the World Wars to life.

Haybag who-now??

Why Haybag Maddie? It’s in honour of the remarkable Haybag Annie, beloved WW2 painter for the 385th Bomb Group. Annie Hayward painted the nose-art of many of the B17 Flying Fortresses as well as many individual A2 flying jackets, and one B17 was named “Haybag Annie” for her. Haybag Maddie is proud to follow in her footsteps.

handpainted custom art & design

Masters Of The Air is seeing interest take-off!!

We’re loving the Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg series Masters Of The Air following the story of the incredible 8th US Air Force and their courageous WW2 daylight bombing raids. If you haven’t seen it then watch the trailer here.

Interest in everything about them is rising – including the HAy2 handpainted Haybag Maddie A2 – but do you know why the series is called ‘Masters of the Air’? Or why you might not see so many painted jackets in the series? We can help with that…

Art. WW2. Lee

Napoleon’s last words were apparently ‘France. Army. Josephine.’ Haybag Maddie’s would be Art. WW2. Lee. Combining her love for art, history and her other-half, Haybag Maddie Adamson is not only a talented designer and artist but a busy re-enactor and collector of 20th century militaria together with her partner, Lee.


What our lovely customers say


The art Maddie painted onto my A2 jacket is absolutely breathtaking and gave incredible life to the mockup art I sent. It really feels like it belongs in a museum. Communication throughout the process was second to none. There’s no one better to commission for your artwork than Haybag Maddie! Couldn’t recommend her enough! Thank you, Maddie.

- Alex Cavanna

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Discover more about the variety of items Haybag Maddie can paint, find out the latest on our blog, or get in touch with us.

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