It’s a message that we could all stand to hear more often… “Jesus Loves You”
This painting started off when Chris saw a picture in the local newspaper of a group of young children visiting the local nursing home. The picture showed a group of residents lined up in their wheel chairs, with the children in front of him. When I asked him he said to me “I probably didn’t even read the article, but I was touched by the picture, so I tore it out and made it into a painting”.
The painting itself is a really captivating blend of mediums. I love that you can see the article in the background, that Chris pulled one face out of the crowd and painted her rather than leaving the picture itself to feature the residents. I love the juxtaposition of bright colors with the black and white of the center picture and the text of the article. The implementation of the Cross brings the whole idea of one act of love making a difference in together.
That was the whole basis for the article. Chris saw this one act that the children did for the residents, and it immediately motivated him to capture it in a painting. His mind went to Jesus’ death on the cross, one act of love to save so many.
I really like this painting for so many reasons, not the least of which is the colors. The message that it brings is one that we all could stand to hear more often. Jesus really does love each of us. He’s not in the business of condemnation, punishment, or pain. “Love God with everything you’ve got, and Love your neighbor as yourself” “Love one another as I have loved you” “We love, because he first loved us”. Jesus LOVES us all…and that is something to cherish and to hold on to!
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.