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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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ASCENSION metal art by A.D. Cook - orb detail, 2012

Ascension Metal Art

I find the creation of abstract artworks to be exhilarating and stimulating. My power-ground metal along with hand-scribed Orbs creates dynamic illusions in this contemporary art form. ASCENSION  | Ground

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

The Art of Tenacity

Tenacity; the quality or property of being tenacious. Tenacity is another word for determination. It means starting something and finishing it. And then there’s talent, defined as “a natural endowment

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PREMIER art nude by A.D. Cook (preview)

Creative Collaborations

Owning original art is an enjoyable experience. Participating in its creation brings that experience to a whole different level. Collaboration in the creation of art is a union of energies

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Art Compilation Video 2012 my collection of canvas and metal art originals. Created in Spring 2012, this video features two dozen of my favorite original figurative paintings in an entertaining format. View More

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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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INFINITY figurative painting on metal by A.D. Cook

My Ten in ’11

2011 was a creative year in the studio. I created several new bold and powerful original artworks on canvas and metal. My top ten figurative paintings for 2011 are listed

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BEAUJOLAIS art nude on metal by A.D. Cook

Beaujolais Video

View my art in process from my photoshoot with the beautiful Jessi June through the creation of the completed painting. View “Beaujolais” painting – 53-1/2” x 35-1/2″

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Nexus metal art by A.D. Cook Video

Nexus Video Watch Nexus in the process from beginning through the finished artwork. Featuring the beautiful Laura. View “Nexus” painting – 30″ x 60″

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NEXUS by A.D. Cook (preview)

Nexus My newest creation… “Nexus” I’m excited to wrap up Nexus, my newest figurative painting on metal. I’ve been working on her for a while and enjoyed every minute in

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Infinity by A.D. Cook Video Preview

Infinity Video

Watch my metal art in process from my photoshoot with the stunning Jess Robinson through the creation of the completed artwork. View “Infinity” painting – 46-1/2″ x 36″

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