Tag: Hollywood Video Murals

Laurel and Hardy airbrushed mural by A.D. Cook
A.D. Cook

Rediscovered Hollywood Video Mural Pics 1989-1990

A few months back, I shared a story about my forgotten art and memories. I mentioned that I had recovered my large rolling flat file with 17 drawers full of who-knows-what and a whole lot of whatnot. Recently, I tripped across some old portfolio pages in a large envelope with a few photos from some Hollywood Video murals from 1989-1990.

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Artist A.D. Cook with Elvis & John Wayne mural
A.D. Cook

My Thirty-Year Flashback

1993 was an epic year for me, but it also marked the last year of painting Hollywood Video murals. After four solid years of hand-painting thousands of square feet of walls in dozens of stores up and down the West Coast, things were changing.

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Lightning Storm over Phoenix, Arizona
A.D. Cook

Disasters and Recovery – Part 2

Few people know that my INDIAN SUMMER motorcycle painting experienced a colossal disaster halfway through creating it. So did BACKDRAFT, one of my better-known life-size fine art nudes.

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A.D.'s Creative Time Vault
A.D. Cook

Creative Time Capsule

Have you ever experienced the melancholy feeling of packing away a lifetime’s worth of art and memories only to store them for an entire decade? If the answer is yes, then you will undoubtedly be able to relate to my recent experience.

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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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Elvis Hollywood Video Mural by A.D. Cook
A.D. Cook

Happy Birthday, Elvis

During my Hollywood Video years, one of my favorite subjects to paint was Elvis. I painted several large Elvis murals in the Hollywood Video stores, mostly throughout the Northwest – Portland, and Seattle. Few still exist.

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A.D. Cook with T-Rex Hollywood Video mural (preview)
A.D. Cook

Blast From The Past

As an art lover, you would agree that opening up archives of art is an experience that cannot be missed. Imagine going through artwork that has been hidden away for nearly a decade!

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A.D. Cook with T-Rex Hollywood Video mural (preview)
A.D. Cook

The Art of Tenacity

Tenacity is another word for determination. It means starting something and finishing it.
And then there’s talent, defined as “a natural endowment or ability of superior quality,” most commonly referred to or mentioned in the competition.

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Rhett and Scarlett by a.D. Cook at Hollywood Vide, Lake Oswego, OR 1001
A.D. Cook

Hollywood Retrospective

Sometimes it’s fun to reflect back on an era past. During my five years (1989 – 1994) as Hollywood Video’s creative director and resident artist I created over a hundred hand-painted wall murals – most measuring upwards of ten feet

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Hollywood Video murals by A.D. Cook Private Collection PDF
A.D. Cook

Hollywood Murals

During my five years (1989 – 1994) as Hollywood Video’s creative director and resident artist I created over a hundred hand-painted wall murals – most measuring upwards of ten feet tall. The pace was fast and furious and it was

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A.D. Cook Hollywood Video Supermurals in Airbrush Magazine
A.D. Cook

Airbrush Magazine

Airbrush Large Scale Painting / Interior Super Murals Story by Kurt Sinner, published in Airbrush Magazine vol. 2.3, 1995 Sometimes big is better. Ask any kid if he wants a little or a big scoop of ice cream. Or ask

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