Available NOW as WRATH, RUIN AND A RED NIGHTFALL: The Art of John Cockshaw by Oloris Publishing and Amazon.


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

24.10.13

Dark tower, dark land

On the edge of ruin (where the dark master dwells)


2nd variation


3rd variation


“...the Power of Barad-dur was shaken, and the Tower trembled from its foundations to its proud and bitter crown...the magnitude of his own folly was revealed to him in a blinding flash, and all the devices of his enemies were at last laid bare.”

The Return of the King Chapter 3 Mount Doom p.946
The Lord of the Rings Book VI (J.R.R Tolkien)



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