I love the works of JRR Tolkien and the unique vision of his world that each and every one of us holds in our imagination as we travel through Middle-earth. The more immersed I've become in that world the more I find paintings trying to burst out of me. I've always painted but sometimes you just need something truly inspiring to give you focus. I like finding my own visual symbols for Tolkien themes and they work their way into my paintings. Whatever the painting ends up looking like, there's nothing more fun than sploshing a lot of paint around (and on my clothes, in my hair and on the table....).
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. For more musings on art and Tolkien see my Galley Hill Art Blog