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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


Artist feature on The Tolkienist

Many thanks to Marcel Aubron-Bulles for the coverage on the excellent website The Tolkienist to discuss the aspects of influence and approach that keep me charting an artistic course through J.R.R Tolkien's Middle-earth.  I had a nice opportunity to again refer to the majesty of Howard Shore's film music and Doug Adams' analysis of it as a point of influence in addition to why I choose photographic methods for this work.

Article: Introducing the art of John Cockshaw: a different path to Middle-earth

Also particularly great was the first official mention of the introduction that will be included within the upcoming book Wrath, Ruin and a Red Nightfall by Oloris Publishing.  Archaeologist Shaun Richardson, a great friend of mine and fellow Tolkien enthusiast, will be providing a fascinating and thought-provoking piece to open the art volume that touches upon archaeological aspects of Tolkien side-by-side with references to art history and our shared interest of the visual aspects of experiencing landscape.

Crummackdale in the Yorkshire Dales where I accompanied Shaun on an archaeological survey in Summer 2009.

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