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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

27.11.14

VIDEO: Tolkien-inspired exhibition: Now Far Ahead The Road Has Gone

This video promo offers a glimpse at the artwork to be shown at December's exhibition...and as a bonus you get to hear yours truly give his best vocal impression of Smaug the Magnificent, Smaug the unassessably wealthy!!

Be sure to view at 1080p HD (or 720p if you're scared of dragons)

26.11.14

IN THE NEWS: Now Far Ahead...is near ahead

The progression towards my first curated show is near complete and almost two-weeks away until opening preview night.


I was thrilled also that TheOneRing.net also posted a news item here on their website 20/11/14

Thanks also to The Northern Echo for the coverage on their online page here and The Tolkien Society website for the event listing on their website.

11.11.14

Now far ahead the road has gone...

It's been a very busy number of weeks recently in preparation for this upcoming show in my home city of Ripon, North Yorkshire.  The exhibition, I'm proud to say, will be the fruit of lots of hard work, tricky logistics and spades of enthusiasm.  Accompanying my own art will be the renowned Tolkien Artist Ted Nasmith and excellent graphite artist Katarzyna Chmiel-Gugulska.



Hosted at the luxury Art Cinema venue Curzon Ripon the exhibition will run over December and January with a preview on Friday 12th December from 7pm to 9pm.  It will quite nicely also tie in with the screenings of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.  The main aim of the exhibition will be to provide a thought-provoking exploration of Tolkien's Middle-earth through distinct interpretations.

My thanks go to friend and curator Becky Dillon for guidance on exhibition planning and for facilitating the introductions with the artists and agents.

The full PRESS RELEASE was posted recently in the Arts section of The Yorkshire Times and a great feature story written by Lily Milos over at Middle-earth news.

Pre-release poster of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies at Curzon Ripon