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Curiouser & Curiouser Circus Couture Art Event, Las Vegas, NV 2013

Creating A Better World For Children

I am proud to participate alongside ArtisticLifestyles and Domsky Glass in this amazing cause. Please join us at ArtisticLifestyles Las Vegas on June 8th from 7-10 pm.  Keep reading to learn more about this event, this cause, and who you’ll be supporting by attending…

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A.d. Cook at Niagara Falls, Canada 2013

Canada Oh Canada

My recent trip to Canada was inspired. Or perhaps it would be more accurate to suggest that I returned home inspired. Either way, it was a blast, and I have my friends at BIM to thank for my renewed vision, eh?

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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 custom motorcycles is off-the-page and I gotta say, I met the coolest people there. All that and Cave Creek is truly a slice of heaven, possessing a great personality like no place I’ve been.

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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 celebrates being the first in all of Las Vegas to carry these fantastic smokes.

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Dr. E. Fred Aguilar, Houston , TX

Testimonial ~ Dr. E. Fred Aguilar

A.D. Cook is not an overnight success. He has learned his art through years of study and practice. He has put in the time and matured as an artist. When we look at his paintings, we see a depth that can only come from greatness.

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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 away this week after 13 years of love and faithful companionship.

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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 be perfect for motorcycles, hot rods, and a day of connecting with kindred spirits.

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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 were a couple of very special paintings that haven’t seen the light of day in years.

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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 and have been depicted in epic artworks for eternity.

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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 realize that I, like many, have been a fan of figurative art since I was young.

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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 global citizens will come together in Las Vegas to make a dream a reality.

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