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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 Middle-earth at the Great North Art Show 2018

Open from Saturday 1st September and running until Sunday 23rd September at Ripon Cathedral in North Yorkshire is the Great North Art Show 2018.  In this show I'm lucky to have been selected to exhibit six of my brand new paintings inspired by JRR Tolkien's Middle-earth in scenes from 'The Lord of the Rings'.

These works are also for sale as varied printed goods in my artist shop on Redbubble.


Rivers, restless roots, forests and mountains (New work update #1)

Hello! I've been extremely busy lately with exhibitions, book publishing and art projects (and not all Tolkien-related) but I have been actively producing new Tolkien and Middle-earth inspired artwork since early Spring. In the first of two or so updates, this is a selection of new paintings and photographic artwork that I've produced since early Spring, with one or two from 2017 that I haven't shared yet.  I'm very active on Facebook these days so I do admit that too many months have elapsed since I tended to this blog.  I hope you enjoy the pieces below, and the update that will follow within the next week.

The River of long and restless roots 
(John Cockshaw, 2018)

Last outpost of the distant mountains (The Carrock) 
(John Cockshaw, 2017)

The Folly and the Moon (inspired by Ithilien)
(John Cockshaw, 2017)

The Mirror and the enchanted wood
(John Cockshaw, 2018)

Stones, slopes and a twisted knot of hills
(John Cockshaw, 2018)

The mountain smokes beneath the moon
(John Cockshaw, 2018)