Chris Cook Artist

Southern Art – Georgia Artist – Landscape Paintings, Christian Art, Southern Expressionist Art
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Jed is a culinary school graduate, Georgia Bulldog fanatic, and a lover of deep fried Oreos. He loves to laugh, cook, and the movie Braveheart. You can find Jed on Google+.

Posts by Jed Hanes

Land of the free…

July 4, 2017 No Comments

    The stars and stripes have always stood for so much to so many people.   To some, they are a reminder of the promise of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. For others, they are a battle flag, a representation of why they volunteered to serve in the military…the reason that they […]

Hay, Y’all:

July 3, 2017 No Comments

  Growing up in Madison, Georgia, There are some things that one grows accustomed to seeing, smelling, and encountering as just part of life in a small town. Farmers plant fields of hay, grain, crops, and other goods You can mark the seasons by when they are cutting and baling each growth of hay or […]


June 30, 2017 No Comments

  It seems that so much in life, particularly in the work of the church, revolves around the glorious essence of a ground bean that has been steeped in hot water. Coffee is what makes much of the world go round. It brings warmth and energy to our bodies and life to events and parties. […]

Choosing what is better

June 28, 2017 No Comments

  I love this representation that Chris painted of the story of Mary and Martha in this painting. As I have contemplated the mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and other prominent women figures in my life, I have noticed when each of them demonstrated the tendency to be more of a “Mary” or a “Martha” at times. […]

Peter Denies Jesus

June 27, 2017 No Comments

  Loneliness and shame are two very powerful emotions. I would imagine that in the hours after Jesus was taken and arrested, all of the disciples ran the gamut of emotions. The Gospels focus particularly on Peter during these hours. Known to be outspoken about his faith and devotion to Christ, Peter resorts to hiding […]

Three in one…One in three.

June 15, 2017 No Comments

  I believe that one of the hardest concepts about God that we humans have constructed and used to try to understand God’s nature is that of the Holy Trinity. We talk about “persons” of the Trinity, knowing that God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit are not all entirely “persons” as we might think of […]

If only by the hem…

June 13, 2017 No Comments

  In this painting, Chris captures the moment in Scripture where a woman who has been suffering from a condition for quite some time reaches out in a crowd to touch the hem of Jesus’ garment and received healing. This account provides a lot of comfort and insight into the nature and character of Jesus […]

Don’t you wag that finger at me!

May 24, 2017 No Comments

“so do and observe whatever they tell you, but not the works they do. For they preach, but do not practice.  They tie up heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on people’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to move them with their finger.  They do all their deeds to be seen […]

“Listen to Him”

May 22, 2017 No Comments

 A voice from heaven said, “This is my Son whom I dearly love; I find happiness in him.” Once Jesus came out of the waters of the Jordan river at his baptism, those who were present heard these words in what I assume was an audible voice from God. THIS is my son, whom I […]

At the Feet of Jesus:

May 19, 2017 No Comments

  The feet of Jesus… What a wonderful place to be. While some were hustling around being busy in the kitchen, making sure that all of the seasonings were just right, that the food was hot, and that the silverware was shined up. While some were more concerned with keeping their seat of stature and […]

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