Ice Storm


Ice, Ice, Baby….Old Jack frost is nipping at us again this week…

Chris classifies himself as a “Southern Christian Artist”. Those three words say a great deal. Here in the South, winters are typically brief, mild times of cool and cloudy days, dotted with occasional bitter cold days and the ever elusive flurry of snow. If we get “winter weather” here in Georgia, it is typically in the form of ice and/or sleet. Seldom do we really get any accumulation of snow.

In this painting, Chris depicts a field of land that has been “impacted” by the ice storm. He shows us the sparse patches of snow left on the ground. I can almost imagine the water-logged ground squishing beneath my feet as I look at this painting.

Its funny how most of our “damage” from winter storms comes from the fact that it rains, things get wet, and then it’ll get cold enough for things to ice over and get really nasty. It’s a curse of living in such a mild and temperate part of the country. It’s also interesting to assess the dynamic of how our society is impacted by the presence of snow, ice, or any other “winter weather”.

What do your and yours do to prepare for/endure winter weather? What are your memories of snow and ice storms here in the south? Share them in the comments below.

Chris Cook is a premier southern artist and owner of Madison Studios, a web design, maintenance, and e-commerce and marketing company. For his artist biography, contact information, or to view more of his work, click HERE.

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