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A.D. Cook and Kaycee at Arizona Bike Week 2013, Cave Creek, AZ

Kindred Spirits

Arizona Bike Week 2013 rocked the southwest in the true spirit and style of riders and enthusiasts alike. This annual motorcycle rally and gathering really is a fantastic event. The level of top-shelf

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RoMa Cigars at En Fuego

Roma Cigars at En Fuego

Last evening certainly met that criteria. I indulged at En Fuego Cigar Lounge in Las Vegas with serious passion as I enjoyed not one but two Intemperance cigars from RoMa Cigars. En Fuego

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Dargo Cook 1998-2013

In Loving Memory

They say a man’s dog is his best friend. I would say that is definitely true more often than not. I know that was definitely the case for me. My girl Dargo passed

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Steve Soffa Rolling Showroom at Arizona Bike Week 2013

Arizona Bike Week

I’m having a great time at Arizona Bike Week, hanging out with my buddy Steve Soffa, and enjoying the event from behind the scenes. At an expected 92 degrees, the weather tomorrow will

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OBLIVIOUS art nude on canvas by A.D. Cook (detail)

Sublime and Oblivious

Years ago, when I moved my life and studio from Portland to Las Vegas, I left behind a collection of paintings wrapped and safely stored in a climate-controlled storage facility. Among those pieces

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Lynsey the Muse - photo by A.D. Cook (detail)

Forever Inspired

For all I know art was borne in the first place as a result of the great feminine beauty that has inspired artists for ages. After all, amazing goddesses have graced artists’ canvases

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Anatomy Art Books

Figuratively Speaking

I love figurative art – especially art nudes. There is no secret in that here. I’ve been painting the nude on canvas and metal for over a decade now. But many might not

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Art Magazines for Artists

My Favorite Art Magazines

Over the last decade or so the Internet has changed magazines, mostly in providing demonstrations, painting tips, and advice in high-quality digital format, rather than in print-only format. So, with that in mind,

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One Night For One Drop


Join my friends from Lamborghini Las Vegas on March 22, 2013, as Cirque du Soleil® presents ONE NIGHT for ONE DROP at the Bellagio. For one incredible evening, international leaders, celebrities, philanthropists, and

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