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Rhett and Scarlett by a.D. Cook at Hollywood Vide, Lake Oswego, OR 1001

Hollywood Retrospective

Sometimes it’s fun to reflect back on an era past. During my five years (1989 – 1994) as Hollywood Video’s creative director and resident artist I created over a hundred hand-painted wall murals

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ModelsMania Magazine Cover, August 2012 (preview)

ModelsMania Magazine – August 2012

My painting “Brooklyn” was showcased in the August issue of ModelsMania magazine, announcing my forthcoming feature & interview. ModelsMania magazine – August issue, page 139 – announcing the forthcoming A.D. Cook feature and

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Provenance and Authenticity by A.D. Cook

Art Provenance

Who, What, When, Where, How…? What do you know about the art on your walls? You hear a lot about provenance in the art world. As it should be – provenance is an

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Art & Inspiration from A.D. Cook

Art & Inspiration

Curious about my thoughts on my artistic style? Want to know more about my creative process? Or the best thing about being an artist? What projects I’m working on now? Maybe you’re curious

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Stephanie T nude by A.D. Cook

Creative Energy Exchange

Live model. Live music. Life drawing — enjoying some creative time in the studio.   ARTIST: A.D. Cook MUSE: Stephanie MUSIC: Time Catching VIDEO: Kathryn Cook Special thanks… “Hurry Up And Wait” music

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Dargo with Beaujolais artwork by A.D. Cook 2013

Looking Back – Moving Forward…

2012 marks ten years of producing figurative art as my primary creative focus… While I’ve been drawing and painting my entire life – creating original art of cigars, motorcycles and Hollywood Video murals,

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Artist A.D. Cook, Creating 21st Century Classics on Canvas & Metal


I love the sensual beauty of the female back. I’ve created a few paintings over the years to feature beauty from behind: Stranded, Ardor, Oblivious, Flashback… and for quite a while, I had

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The All-New 2012

We’re excited to announce the all-new Just launched this Friday evening (June 15, 2012), this new site has a ton of new features, most notedly, it’s now responsive (mobile device friendly). As

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TRUTH featuring Liz Ashley by A.D. Cook (face detail)


2012, 60″ x 36″ [152.40 cm x 91.44 cm], root beer colored acrylic pearls on specially-prepared pearlized canvas Completed on May 20th and signed during the solar eclipse, “Truth” is my fourth figurative painting

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