Chris Cook Artist

Southern Art – Georgia Artist – Landscape Paintings, Christian Art, Southern Expressionist Art

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Jesus’ First Miracle

December 11, 2017 No Comments

The original core idea of this painting came to me looking at a book on the artist George Tooker. Jesus’ first miracle here on earth was turning water into wine at a wedding festival. His mother, Mary must have known the family as she seemed to be involved with the organization, not just an invited […]


August 29, 2016 No Comments

  Our experiences shape our viewpoints. Consequently, everyone sees things differently. When people see this painting, they see a figure surrounded by a color explosion. They reach certain conclusions about what the colors are expressing about the figure. Some people may wonder why the figure is not a white figure, connected with peace and innocence. […]


August 9, 2016 No Comments

All of the paintings discussed in this series of posts has been painted on paper. As I dwelt on this fact, I started wondering if these paintings were just random acts of expression or a beginning phase of a painting that he never put on a canvas. This painting is the first in the series […]


July 29, 2016 No Comments

   As I write this post, a recent memory springs up in my mind. Earlier this year, my dad had an art show at the Steffen Thomas Museum focused on Christian Art. One afternoon, Chris and I decided to go over there so I could look at his show. I am always amazed at my […]


July 21, 2016 1 Comment

Before writing this post, I read an article about abstract art discussing Piet Mondrian views on art. Mondrian was involved in the De Stijl art movement, an art style focused on isolating a single visual style that would appropriate for all aspects of modern life. The style resulted in implementing geometric blocks of primary colors […]


July 14, 2016 No Comments

As a kid, the few times painting with my dad in his art studio is one of my fondest memories. My art career was relatively short, but my art style was eerily “similar” to his, or at least that was my goal (This was never accomplished). Our childhoods greatly affect how we experience the world […]


July 13, 2016 No Comments

  This painting will start off a collection of posts showing Chris’s abstract art that are painted on paper. My interaction with abstract art has always come with the argument that abstract art is simple & easy to do. However, abstract art has always been my favorite art form. I am always curious to hear […]

Viewing Stages of a Painting, Five

October 15, 2015 No Comments

The title of this painting is “Sad Mary”… this title is purposely vague to leave it up to the viewer as to which “Mary” this painting may refer to. In image 1 you can see that this painting started out as a work on paper – it is “clipped” to the easel on the left for reference for […]

Viewing Stages of a Painting, Four

October 15, 2015 No Comments

Sometimes in the painting process I reach a point where I don’t know if I should continue painting or leave it as it is.  For this particular painting, John the Baptist, I reached a point where I was pleased with the progress and I left it dormant for a week or so. When I revisited […]

Viewing Stages of a Painting, Three

February 27, 2015 No Comments

This painting is from the FARM Art Show at the Madison Morgan Cultural Center in late 2014. The show paired artist to a specific farm in Morgan County. I choose the Lambert Farm. The original idea for this painting and all 6 paintings I did for the show, came to me after talking with Robyn, […]

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