Here lies a collection of selected works by artists who were inspired by Tolkien's majestic story about Middle Earth. They will be updated periodically for your enjoyment.

Tolkien painted primitive scenes of what he envisioned in his story, and from these many artists have rendered his visual creations into beautiful works which later inspired scenes for the Lord of the Rings movie. Much of Tolkien's art served as a story board for the movie trilogy. Below is an example of Rivendell by Tolkien and other artists.
Tolkien's Original Concept
Interpreted by Ted Nasmith
Interpreted by Alan Lee - The Movie Art Consultant

As seen in the Movie