A.D. CookArtist/Painter Male Las Vegas, Nevada, US
My Website: A.D. Cook - artistMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/adcook
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Celebrating timeless beauty through powerful art.
My celebration of beauty is expressed through sensual large-scale original figurative art nudes on canvas and metal created to honor the grace, beauty and complexity of the female spirit.
I enjoy working with creative and innovative muses to inspire new art and value their contribution in the development of dynamic art. Many of my figurative paintings start with a photo shoot, so check out my photography section. All images shown in the Art Section of my MM profile are hand-painted original artworks.
Beauty inspires me. I seek grace in the lines and form of the female figure – to me, the ultimate beauty. There is nothing I would rather paint and my art is a reflection of that classical ideal.
Enduring and timeless, my original paintings preserve and celebrate my ideals of beauty and honor the grace, strength and complexity of the female spirit.
I direct my creative energies at producing epic original fine art nude and figurative artworks on specially prepared canvas and hand-grinded metal. Most are painted life-size and larger, featuring a contemporary approach to the time-honored figurative and art nude genres. My imagery bursts out of traditional art forms leaving viewers appreciating its beauty, detail and sensual nature.
My current Pearl Series features beautiful muses and pearl illusions over specially-prepared canvas. These pieces include dynamic effects and techniques, which are often integrated into my metal creations. They also exhibit a level of detail found in all of my canvas originals.
My metal paintings have been compared to sculpture and holographic mediums – there’s a dimensionality and motion visible in every artwork. I consider carefully the interaction of form with the metal. Orchestrated metal working techniques enhance the message of the image by directing the light in specific ways. Its a contemporary embrace of light and form.
The use of imagery and materials in my work is inspired and intentional. Along the way I am creating manifestations of the unexpected, provoking the viewer to explore new and perhaps unexplored ideals of beauty – to see beyond the figure and interpret the deeper message in the piece.
Watch for my upcoming book MUSE a celebration of truth and beauty.
MY ART: www.Nudes.ADCook.com
ARTIST BLOG: www.Blog.ADCook.com
TRUTH & BEAUTY: www.TruthBeauty.ADCook.com
• ModelsMania magazine, September 2012 — interview and featured art
• Best of Worldwide Portrait and Figurative Artists, Vol. 1, Artists A-I Edition, 2011 – Kennedy Publishing
• Aqua Cabana, National Summer/Fall 2010. “The Relentless Pursuit of Beauty” by Jennifer Gaydeski
• Las Vegas Review Journal, Furniture & Design Section, February 7, 2009 – Artists Showcase Their Work at Neonopolis – Featured painting: Solace
• Art Business News, April 2007. Show Buzz – ArtExpo 2007 Report
• Aphrodisia, The Art of the Female Form (Aristata Publishing 2005) – Featured painting: Eclipse
More at http://www.adcook.com/curriculum-vitae