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Chuck Close working in studio

Oh, So Close…

I’ve been a fan of artist Chuck Close for a long, long time.   His larger-than-life artworks have inspired me for years. But, even more so, his larger-than-life “can-do” attitude

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Year In Review 2013

2013 ~ Year In Review

2013 has been a memorable year for me… to say the least. If there ever was a time when life takes a turn, a big turn, this year was that

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Happy Holidays 2013 from A.D. Cook

Happy Holidays

From all of us to all of you… Happy Holidays & Best Wishes for the New Year! • • • • • painting above: premier    |    acrylic on

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The Happiest of People at

The Happiest of People..

Every once in awhile a friend sends something along that just resonates. Maybe it’s the holiday season. Maybe it’s global warming. Who knows? It’s true that we don’t know, or

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Tara, A.D. Cook, Nicole Duffel, Las Vegas, NV

Get Lucky

The GET LUCKY FUNDRAISER at the Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay presented by the Cultural Arts Training Foundation last week was a blast. Supporters of the event gathered to bid

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Get Lucky 13 Fundraiser

Get Lucky 12/13/13

The Cultural Arts Training Foundation presents GET LUCKY FUNDRAISER in VEGAS. Bid on fabulous art, meet artists, win prizes… The Cultural Arts Training Foundation presents Bid on fabulous art at

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ARTOOL Body of Art ad by A.D. Cook (preview)

The Body Art Phenomena

It seems everywhere you look, at least in Las Vegas, and on TV, there is something happening with body painting. I like to call it the “Body Art Phenomena”. And

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Lamborghinis at Motor Trend, Las Vegas, NV

My Love for Lambos

There is simply no doubt about it. I am a tried and true Lamborghini fan. My love for Lambos is long-standing and well documented. I’ve always been a Lambo fan

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Thanksgiving Cheers DaVinci

Thanksgiving Cheers!

There is much to be thankful for…   For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, For love and friends,

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SEMA SHOW 2013 Preview

SEMA 2013 – Las Vegas

SEMA 2013 — I always enjoy The SEMA Show. That’s the Specialty Equipment Marketers Association car event of the year. I’ve been to SEMA so many times that I’ve lost

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Muse by A.D. Cook - book cover

Muse Celebration Update…

A MUSE CELEBRATION UPDATE — “Muse, a celebration of truth and beauty” is in the works. My coffee table book featuring a selection of my favorite art nude paintings along

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Artwork Store ScreenShot 11/01/13

Collector Series Editions & More…

Presenting the all-new official A.D. Cook online store for original handcrafted fine art on canvas and metal and Collector Series editions. Please choose a category to continue… Collector Series –

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Ardor over couch preview by A.D. Cook

Ardor Giclee

My third release in my newly authorized series of figurative collectibles — Ardor giclee. Beautiful from any angle, Liz in ADROR takes pause by the window as light dances across

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Solstice painting on wall - preview

Solstice Giclee

My second release in my all-new series of art collectibles — Solstice giclee. Peaceful and relaxed, Solstice warms any room and is a perfect painting for your restful areas. —

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Backdraft painting by A.D. Cook on wall

Backdraft Giclee

Among my figurative paintings created within this last decade, BACKDRAFT is definitely among my most renowned… — BACKDRAFT — That’s why I’ve moved her to the front of the line

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