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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


New Art inspired by The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. August / September 2016

A succession of new posts will shortly be forthcoming to catch up on some very busy months that have flown by without any new update here.  The first is this one here, which presents the newest work from my portfolio inspired by both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien.  The most notable thing to mention is the return to traditional media that I've undertaken.  This has been a natural development especially following on from the book release from Oloris Publishing Wrath, Ruin and a Red Nightfall: The Art of John Cockshaw having underlined just how far my photography-centred approach to Tolkien Art could go.  This has both marked a return to previous ways of working and a completely new approach to making art than has previously appeared on this blog.  Please enjoy the new work and further news updates soon!

September in the Shire (2016, Acrylic and ink on canvas)
Original painting 30x30inches.  SOLD (Prints available)

Path to the secret valley of Rivendell (2016, Acrylic, ink and pastel on canvas)
Original painting 40x40inches.  Prints available 

Cirith Ungol (2016, Pen and ink on paper. Original A2)
Prints available

Cirith Ungol *Alternate variation* (2016, Pen and ink on paper. Original A2)
Prints are available.

Mountain of Fire (2016, Pen, ink and digital)
Prints are available.

Mountain of Fire *2nd variation* (2016, Pen, ink and digital)
Prints are available.

...Silent mountain listening... (2016, mixed media)
Prints are available

...The Lady spoke... (2016, mixed media on board)
Prints are available

Mile by mile to Mordor (2016, Pen, ink, charcoal and digital)
Prints are available.

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