the JRR Tolkien Inspired Art of Jay Johnstone

Jays Tolkien

Welcome and thanks for taking the time to look at my J.R.R.Tolkien inspired character illustrations from the Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and his other works. 

I’ve been a Tolkien fan since my teens and have been an avid collector of his books since reading the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit at college. These Tolkien inspired character paintings are a very personal expression of my passion and love of his stories, poems and characters.I have been painting Tolkien themed illustration for around 15 year but only exhibited for the first time in August 2012. The show at Loughborough Univercity at the Tolkien Society Return of the Ring convention was very well recieved and has led to further shows and lectures across Europe and the US.
I have a book coming out oin the US in August and works are to b published in the American Tolkien Society Beyond Bree 2014 Calendar.
I hope as a Tolkien fan you enjoy these illustrations of  Galadriel, Gimli, Aragorn Bilbo, Theoden and many, many more and if you can spare the time I'd love some feedback......
Regards Jay
"His work touched me deeply" Pieter Collier -Tolkien Library
"Beautiful" Christopher Paolini - author of the Inheritance Cycle, Eragon
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