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Photographing ARDOR by A.D. Cook 2013

Picture Perfect Paintings

Picture perfect paintings… or perfect picture paintings. Either way, I’m excited to share that my book project is moving along nicely. We’re in the process of photographing my collection of

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Benefiting Down Syndrome Organization of Southern Nevada

Art Fundraising Event

Join us this Saturday, August 10th, for an evening of celebration of art, music, and wine for a worthy cause. In late June I was privileged to spend an afternoon

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A.d. Cook at Niagara Falls, Canada 2013

Canada Oh Canada

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

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OBLIVIOUS art nude on canvas by A.D. Cook (detail)

Sublime and Oblivious

You never know what great surprises resurface from the art archives. Years ago, when I moved my life and studio from Portland to Las Vegas I had left behind a

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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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Social Register Las Vegas

Social Register Art Mixer

Last night was another incredible evening of art and celebration at ArtisticLifestyles Gallery in Las Vegas. Social Register provides exceptional opportunities to expand your network and establish or cultivate valuable

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NA.d. Cook at ArtisticLifestyles Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

ArtisticLifestyles + A.D. Cook

I’m excited to announce that I have signed with ArtisticLifestyles contemporary fine art galleries in Las Vegas and San Diego. Their beautiful galleries will soon feature a selection of my

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BLISS by A.D. Cook (detail) 2013

Bliss Oil Pastel

It seems a year hasn’t gone by that I haven’t created some form of artwork from my creative session with muse Liz Ashley a while back. 2013 is no exception.

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Valentine pastel artwork by A.D. Cook 2013

Valentine Pastel Original

In celebration of LOVE… Valentine – 24″ x 36″, pastel on sanded pastel paper. Just finished and signed this afternoon (2/14/13), my newest creation Valentine celebrates the spirit of love.

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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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Creative 2012

My Creative 2012

For many of us, this was a fun-filled and interesting year. Memorable for sure. I know it was for me. That may be why 2012 was (and still is) such

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Andre Gide Quote

Truth and Beauty

Truth and Beauty. Beauty and Truth. The truth is beauty inspires me. I’m sure that is the case for most artists. Some find their inspiration in sunsets, landscapes, seascapes, and

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SIREN metal art nude by A.D. Cook art video

Siren Video

The creation and unveiling of SIREN, featuring model/muse Heather Carolyn. View “Siren” painting – 38″ x 28″

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