Motorheads and Masterpieces

LUSTER Artists Discussion via Zoom

As promised, the Museum Of The Rockies posted our recent Zoom chat, and I’m excited to share it in celebration of art and creativity!

Jeffrey Conger, Professor of Graphic Design at Montana State University chatted with artists A.D. Cook and Marc Jones via Zoom about the LUSTER: Realism and Hyperrealism in Contemporary Automobile and Motorcycle Painting Exhibition.

Art fans and motorheads alike tuned in for our live talk on Tuesday evening, April 5, 2022, as Marc and I shared our thoughts and laughed about the inspiration and passion that drives our hyper-realistic paintings of motorcycles and cars. I enjoyed hearing about Marc’s art and the stories behind his paintings. Learn more about Marc and his fantastic art at

In the video, Jeffrey does a fly-by and shares all 60 paintings represented by 14 artists, displayed beautifully within the museum. For my part, I have three original paintings on display; AMERICA, DREAM 103, and INDIAN SUMMER; all on loan from their collectors.

A.D. Cook Featured Artworks

Original paintings on canvas
America motorcycle art by A.D. Cook (detail shot)

48″ x 60″

INDIAN SUMMER motorcycle painting by A.D. Cook

48″ x 36″

DREAM 103 by A.D. Cook, motorcycle artist

24″ x 36″

  • A.D. Cook (Las Vegas, NV)
  • Allan Gorman (West Orange, NJ)
  • Cheryl Kelley (Northern California)
  • Guenevere “Moto Painter” Schwien (Portland, OR)
  • Harold D. Zabady (Camp Hill, PA)
  • John E. Schaeffer (La Grange, TX)
  • Joseph Santos (Buena Park, CA)
  • Ken Scaglia (Weston, CT)
  • Kris Preslan (Lake Oswego, OR)
  • Lory Lockwood (New Orleans, LA)
  • Marc G. Jones (Loveland, CO)
  • Randy Ford (Eastampton, NJ)
  • Richard Lewis (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Robert Petillo (Hardyston, NJ)

Special thanks to Chelsea Hogan, Director of Education and Public Programming, for coordinating our Zoom experience.

If you’re in the Bozeman area, stop in and experience the LUSTER exhibition up close, through May 1st, 2022.

Learn more at

Museum of the Rockies (MOR) is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, a college-level division of Montana State University, a Smithsonian Affiliate, and a repository for state and federal fossils. MOR is recognized as a world-class cultural and natural history museum and research facility. It is renowned for displaying an extensive collection of dinosaur fossils, including the fully-mounted Montana’s T. rex skeleton!

MOR delights members and visitors with changing exhibits from around the world, cultural and natural history exhibits, planetarium shows, educational programs and camps, insightful lectures, benefit events, and a museum store.

Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, MOR is one of 1,095 museums to hold this distinction from the more than 33,000 museums nationwide. The museum is also a member of The Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) Travel Passport Program and the Montana Dinosaur Trail.

The museum is proud to have sister-museum relationships with the Carter County MuseumMifune Dinosaur MuseumAso Volcano MuseumFukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, and the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture.


LUSTER Realism and Hyperrealism in Contemporary Automobile and Motorcycle Painting
is Produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C., David J. Wagner, Ph.D., Curator/Tour Director.

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