|Artist talk: From Mordor to the Misty Mountains. Sat 13th September|
This weekend (Saturday 13th September) I had the pleasure of giving a presentation on my Tolkien-inspired artwork at The Tolkien Society's annual meet in Oxford. Oxonmoot took place in the beautiful surroundings of Lady Margaret Hall, one of the colleges of Oxford University. The presentation touched on many aspects of my artwork and detailed a large amount of the thinking behind it and influences upon it.
It was also the chance to preview a couple of new works in progress at the end, despite running out of time to include all the content I'd prepared. Overall it was a fantastic experience and I also had the chance to exhibit again as last year in the accompanying Arts show with artists like Jay Johnstone, Tomas Hijo, Ted Nasmith, Soni Alcorn-Hender and Anke Eissmann to name but a few.
The exhibition was organised and run by Elena Krysova whom I owe many thanks for her hard work in co-ordinating it all.
Preview of new work in progress
Confrontation with Smaug
Advancing army (Helm's Deep draft) or Battle of the five-beat pattern (2nd preliminary title in response to Howard Shore's Middle-earth scores)