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Welcome to the blog and this collection of original artwork inspired by The Lord of the Rings and J.R.R Tolkien's wider mythology of Middle-earth. Aside from the influence of the source writing of Tolkien influence is also drawn from Director Peter Jackson's film trilogy (2001-2003) and the highly regarded Tolkien illustrators Alan Lee and John Howe. The magnificent musical score written for the film trilogy by Howard Shore also holds a significant influence upon the atmospheric and evocative quality of the works in this collection. From Mordor to the Misty Mountains combines landscape, miniature-scale and composite photography to depict locations, dramatic scenes and characters from the enduringly popular stories.

Contact: johncockshaw@gmail.com

PLEASE NOTE: This blog showcases Artwork (completed and in progress) and related exhibition news. There is NO option to purchase Art through this site at this time. Please visit from time to time as this may well change soon.

Copyright of all images belongs to John A Cockshaw


Mines of Moria makes the cover of Review Ripon

Thanks to Claire Slee editor of Review Ripon for the invite to have The Mines of Moria feature on the front cover of the magazine's February issue.

Of note to local Tolkienists and readers of this magazine will be the photographic references to the architecture of our local Spa Baths in the piece.

Meanwhile, work continues behind the scenes in preparation for Easter when From Mordor to the Misty Mountains will be going on display at Sarehole Mill in Birmingham.

A site of beauty, currently undergoing renovation, and a Tolkien fan's treasure trove the Mill is a key location in Birmingham's link to J.R.R Tolkien.

More details soon...


Beautiful North Yorkshire: Tolkien about John's work

Many thanks to editor Mervin Straughan of Beautiful North Yorkshire for this great piece published online yesterday. The article details the focus I placed on many of the beautiful local areas for my interpretations of Middle-earth. A good mention also about the fact that a selection of work is now available at the HG4 Gallery in Ripon in addition to The Rapture Gallery.


News interview with ITV Tyne Tees 3rd Jan 2013

Yesterday was the day that Tolkien fans the world over celebrated Tolkien's 121st birthday, and by a very lucky turn of events it was also the day that I was approached by ITV Tyne Tees covering the North-East of England to do a TV feature about my collection of Middle-earth Art.



Article in the Northern Echo (Tees valley and North Yorkshire) 31st December

Huge thank you to Reporter Emily Flanagan of the Northern Echo for contacting me and running this great article in the paper on Monday 31st December. It should be appearing in the Darlington & Stockton Times too on Fri 11th Jan. Another great piece of exposure!

Next up, ITV (Tyne Tees) regional news are coming to film a short piece on Thursday 3rd Jan - well timed as this is when Tolkien fans the world over gather in spirit to celebrate J.R.R's 121st birthday!

More to come on this soon...