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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


Work selection on show at Sarehole Mill, Birmingham

It gives me great pleasure to post a selection of photographs of the exhibition currently on at Sarehole Mill in Birmingham.  With huge thanks to Irene de Boo curator/manager of the site for Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery (BMAG) the preparation for this display has been ongoing since November shortly after this blog was set up.  A selection of prints are to be found in the cafe area and within the working environment of the mill itself.

The links the site has to the work and life of J.R.R Tolkien cannot be underestimated as the author lived nearby as a child and to the adjoining location of Moseley bog which both exerted an influence on his crafting of The Lord of the Rings.  The site works wonders with the space it has, and much of it is dedicated to beautifully presented information about Tolkien provided by BMAG.

After a massive restoration process the site is now set up as a working water mill, and combined with its superb Tolkien museum elements the mill is a great spot for any fan of Tolkien.  I am extremely proud to be associated with the site via my exhibition which continues until the end of October.

Its annual Middle-earth weekend (free to the public) runs 11th-12th May this year from 11am-5pm

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