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Hollywood Video Murals

Hollywood Video Murals

Hollywood Video, Salem, Oregon 1992 — POST DATE: 2014 — Sometimes it’s hard to believe that 20 years have passed since my five-year tenure as the Hollywood Video mural artist.

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Implied Nude by A.D. Cook - Harley Diaz, model, Las Vegas

The Implied Nude

The implied nude. Demure and forever discrete, the implied nude is society’s answer to the tasteful nude or what I like to think of as the “hidden nipple dichotomy.” I

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Lotus by A.D. Cook

Lotus

Presenting… LOTUS, my newest figurative artwork. I’m excited to share my latest creation with you. Art and life are all about birth, rebirth, and beauty. That’s why this drawing is

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Seth Grabel at Las Vegas Harley-Davidson, Las Vegas, NV

Where Magic Happens

Where Magic Happens. Today Las Vegas Harley-Davidson presented illusionist Seth Grabel in celebration of the HDNV150 Harley-Davidson Street Glide. Leave it to the crew at Las Vegas Harley-Davidson to create

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Shades of Gray

Shades of Gray

Shades of Gray… you want 50 to inspire passion? Forget about it. I got 256. Colorful ladies in a world of black and white. The Goddess-Collective (left to right: Jessica

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Lamborghini - Exotic Is Exciting

Exotic is Exciting..

Exotic is exciting! Exotic is good. When I think “exotic”, a few things immediately come to mind. Exotic places, exotic women, and exotic cars… When it comes to exotic places

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Artist A.D. Cook with model Brandy Beavers 2013

The Master of the Muse

The Master of the Muse by Brandy Beavers. I once saw a documentary in which a group of credited scientists held a controlled experiment. The premise was simple. They recruited

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Google Image Search

Google Image Search

Google Image Search is a powerful tool. Like many of you, I use Google’s awesome search capabilities on a daily basis. I tap into it for research when writing articles,

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

Forever Inspired

Beautiful muses have inspired artists for virtually as long as art has existed. For all I know art was borne in the first place as a result of the great

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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

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Nude Beauty Nude by A.D. Cook

Nude Beauty Nude

Nudity in art has been debated since the beginning of time. After all, the unclothed human figure is an important genre in art, as it has been since ancient times,

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A.D. Cook Artist Statement

Artist Statement

Celebrating Timeless Beauty Through Powerful Art… Brooklyn – 40″ x 30″, original painting on metal © 2010 – Private Collection, Las Vegas, NV “Art is not a study of positive reality,

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DEPARTURE by A.D. Cook (preview)

The Art Of Realism

Airplane paintings and motorcycle art… While known most recently – at least over the last decade or so – for my realistic figurative paintings, I cross paths with folks on

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Provenance and Authenticity by A.D. Cook

Art Provenance

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

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