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Fast Forward by A.D. Cook

2013 Fast Forward Flashback

Of the assorted projects and artworks I created a decade ago (2013), my Ferrari FF painting, FAST FORWARD, stands high among my favorites.
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The Creative Act: A Way of Being by Rick Rubin

The Creative Act by Rick Rubin

“I set out to write a book about what to do to make a great work of art. Instead, it revealed itself to be a book on how to be.” ...
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Weekly Car Show at Celebrity Cars & Coffee Las Vegas

Cars & Coffee Las Vegas 09/23/23

Despite the grey skies and occasional sprinkles, there was a nice turnout of cars and enthusiasts for this week’s Celebrity Cars & Coffee.
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Artist A.D. Cook with EQUINOX painting, 2005

EQUINOX 2005-2023

I painted EQUINOX, my life-size fine art nude (above), on canvas 18 years ago, inspired by the change of seasons and the forthcoming winter. EQUINOX is a follow-piece to SOLSTICE, ...
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Pinstriped Caddy hood at Count's Kustoms

Counts Kustoms Las Vegas

I recently stopped by Count’s Kustoms in Las Vegas to deliver my artwork, ETERNAL, to Horny Mike for its final clear coat and polish. Very soon, my lifesize metal artwork ...
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Artist A.D. Cook with Elvis & John Wayne mural

My Thirty-Year Flashback

1993 was an epic year for me, but it also marked the last year of painting Hollywood Video murals. After four solid years of hand-painting thousands of square feet of ...
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Creative Energy Exchange Bulb Collective

Creative Energy Exchange

Those three words, “CREATIVE ENERGY EXCHANGE,” resonated with me and were forever ingrained within my creative psyche. As much as I can, I enjoy sharing that with others, especially artists, ...
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The Corvette Art Monkeys with Iwata Airbrush

The Art Monkeys Know All

I guess I’ve been slow in posting updates lately, but the paintings are moving along nicely. I’m enjoying my time in the studio, creating what I know will be an ...
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An art patron looks over AMERICA painting at MOAS 2018

America’s Artist

The LUSTER Tour has led to my continuing story as America’s Artist as I begin my two epic paintings of America’s Sports Car, the Corvette.
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Momentum Corvette Art Comp Teaser

Corvette Art Update

I could not be more excited! These past weeks, I have been drawing, printing out photos from my recent Corvette shoots, and generally obsessing over my Corvette art project.
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Book of Dreams and Memories

More Than Ever

Creativity is a journey. Art is the manifestation of that journey. Sharing the art and its journey creates provenance.
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Wayne Cook, Sr. 1958

In Loving Memory

A man of many talents, Dad was a very likable guy. Those who knew him loved his smile and sense of humor, and those are the first things that come ...
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SAMFA.org Luster Update featuring Dream 103 by A.D. Cook

The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts Opening Reception for LUSTER Update

The LUSTER automotive and motorcycle realism art exhibition will be hosted at Blue Buffalo Gallery in downtown San Angelo for its forthcoming display of the LUSTER Exhibition.
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Eternal mixed media metal artwork by A.D. Cook

ETERNAL Renewal

My newest original life-size metal fine art nude is inspired by a beautiful muse and the timeless Fibonacci Sequence. ETERNAL’s creation is an explorative journey that forever changes my metal ...
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Car Trivia at the Dennos Museum Center 08/31/23

Car Trivia at the Dennos Museum

Rev up your engines and join the Dennos Museum for a thrilling evening of car-themed trivia as part of the mesmerizing Luster Exhibition, showcasing awe-inspiring hyperrealistic paintings of cars and ...
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