Thursday, April 30, 2009

Jef Murray

@Jef Murray
Woody End

Mystical Realms - Jef Murray Studios is a magical place. Jef Murray, an accomplished artists for years includes in his collections his work inspired by Tolkien's writing.

His work is vibrant, fresh and unique. The primary medium is oil but it's not the dull colors old paintings generally produce. You'll be surprised I think to see the number of works you'd enjoy hanging in your house. And if you can afford them, they can be yours.

Enjoy the whole site and not just the Tolkien inspired ones. At Mystical Realms - Jef Murray Studios.

A Magpie's Nest

A Magpie's Nest was created out of love. This truly amazing website is dedicated to the music of Howard Shore's soundtrack to the Lord of the Rings/New Line movies. You will find in-depth information regarding the soundtrack such as lyrics and master lists, themes written by Doug Adams, Diegetic analysis but also source songs and poems used in the project.

There is more and this site needs time to digest. The Link List in itself is a treasure trove of connections. But all is well presented and easy to follow.

If you enjoy music and the LotR series, you will enjoy A Magpie's Nest.

Friday, April 10, 2009

ADC art and books

ADC publishers has a large catalog of Tolkien books and represents some fine artists. Once a year they host exhibition of their represented artists in Moreton in Marsh in Cotswold, England. This exhibition (named differently each year) is announced each year on their ADC Promotions page.

To view a PDF file of the 2009 artists work, visit the catalog on line entitled Land of Enchantment. The artists are Ted Nasmith, Peter Pracownik, Ruth Lacon and Jef Murray. The art is well worth the wait for the download to finish.

Peter Pracownnik

Peter Pracownik is a citizen of Britain and has been quite successful as a fantasy artist since the late 1980's. His work includes a t-shirt and poster design for the Greatfull Dead in 1993, a designer of tarot cards for various companies and various other poster projects. He also is an artist with a great deal of knowledge of mythology and lore. Peter currently runs a gallery with artist Nicola Clare Lyndon in Tintagel called Another Green World.

Peter also is an artist who paints vibrant images of Tolkien's world. You can find his website The Enchanted World of Peter Pracownik has various images of his work. View the link to the Print Bar and you'll see the categories of all his work, Tolkien among them.