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Art Magazines for Artists

My Favorite Art Magazines

Magazines are great! They are a tremendous source of knowledge and information on a plethora of subjects, and they have been for generations. Over the last decade or so the

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A.D. Cook Artist Statement

Artist Statement

Celebrating Timeless Beauty Through Powerful Art… Brooklyn – 40″ x 30″, original painting on metal © 2010 – Private Collection, Las Vegas, NV “Art is not a study of positive reality,

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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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DEPARTURE by A.D. Cook (preview)

The Art Of Realism

Airplane paintings and motorcycle art… While known most recently – at least over the last decade or so – for my realistic figurative paintings, I cross paths with folks on

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Comedian Michael Johns

Hot Head Happy Hour

On August 3rd, I had the pleasure of appearing on live radio as a guest on the Hot Head Happy Hour. It was one of the funnest hours I’ve had

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

Hollywood Retrospective

Sometimes it’s fun to reflect back on an era since past… During my five years (1989 – 1994) as Hollywood Video’s creative director and resident artist I created over a

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ModelsMania Magazine Cover, August 2012 (preview)

ModelsMania Magazine – August 2012

My painting “Brooklyn” was showcased in the August issue of ModelsMania magazine, announcing my forthcoming feature & interview. ModelsMania magazine – August issue, page 139 – announcing the forthcoming A.D.

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Provenance and Authenticity by A.D. Cook

Art Provenance

Who, What, When, Where, How…? What do you know about that art on your walls? You hear a lot about provenance in the art world. As it should be –

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Three Graces Project by A.D. Cook

Three Graces of the 21st Century

Art is Eternal… The Three Graces, goddesses of charm, beauty, and creativity have been an iconic inspiration for artists throughout the centuries. Raphael, Rubens, Canova and other masters of the past

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Stephanie T nude by A.D. Cook

Creative Energy Exchange

Live model. Live music. Life drawing — enjoying some creative time in the studio.   ARTIST: A.D. Cook MUSE: Stephanie MUSIC: Time Catching VIDEO: Kathryn Cook Special thanks… “Hurry Up

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