Tag: Automotive Art

Artist Kris Preslan
A.D. Cook

In Memoriam Kris Preslan

It is with sadness that I share the passing of fellow automotive artist, Kris Preslan, of Lake Oswego, Oregon. An accomplished watercolor artist, Kris enjoyed creating realistic paintings of animals, vistas, cars, and her memories of Europe. As a fan of her art, I knew her as a participating artist in the LUSTER: Realism and Hyperrealism in Contemporary Automobile and Motorcycle Paintings traveling museum exhibit, where a selection of her magnificent paintings are represented.

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Luster Banner Featuring A.D. Cook Artwork at Lyman Allyn Museum, 2021
A.D. Cook

Luster Tour Update: January 2022

Special Thanks to The Lyman Allyn Art Museum for a Great Run! LUSTER has arrived in Bozeman, Montana, and will open at The Museum of The Rockies on January 22 for display through May 1, 2022.

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DREAM 103 by A.D. Cook, motorcycle artist
A.D. Cook

Motorcycle and Auto-Art Video

Motorcycle and Auto-Art Video featuring Autumn Riders, Brickyard Bull, Dream 103, Fast Forward, For Show, Indian Summer, and Passing Time original artworks by A.D. Cook.

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LUSTER EXHIBIT Tearsheet featuring Indian Summer by A.D. Cook
A.D. Cook

Luster Tour Update: Good News!

Another museum has signed on to host the Luster Exhibition. The Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse Bay, MI, is scheduled to host The LUSTER Exhibit from June 11 through September 3, 2023.

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Brickyard Bull Artwork on Collector's Wall
A.D. Cook

The Brickyard Bull

A Lamborghini Gallardo Squadra Corse painted in pearls.
My latest creation is titled BRICKYARD BULL. At a glance, this artwork is a colorful car portrait of a very special 2014 Lamborghini LP-570, one of only fifty in the world and one of only fifteen in the United States.

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Indian Summer painting by A.D. Cook at Springfield Museum
A.D. Cook

Indian Summer in Springfield

It’s like a homecoming, in a round about sort of way. Springfield, Massachusetts, is after all, where the original Indian motorcycles were manufactured from 1901 to 1953, making Springfield the home of America’s first motorcycle. It gives me goosebumps just thinking about it.

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ADCook.com art creation timeline 2020 > 1988
A.D. Cook

Art Creation Timeline – Dreams and Memories

I love timelines. When it comes to telling a story with pictures, I can think of no better way to show the progression of something. This website’s Art Creation Timeline maps A.D. Cook’s artworks, murals, and paintings from 1988 to now. I want to suggest that it is a complete listing, but it’s only a sampling of my favorite pieces.

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Atomic BikeFest 2016, Las Vegas, NV
A.D. Cook

Motorcycles. Cars. Art.

Saturday was a great day of all of that, and more. The morning kicked off at Atomic Motors in Henderson, where hundreds of motorcycles came through for leg one of the 2016 Las Vegas BikeFest Poker Run.

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