Graham Twyford - Lakeland Artist

The Ride of the Rohirrim, detail

This was one of my early illustrations to The Lord of the Rings and was painted in the mid 1980's. Before Peter Jackson's film and the works of such fine illustrators as Alan Lee, the Tolkien illustrations I had seen seemed to disregard the sometimes clear descriptions in the book. This was my early attempt to get close to the imagery Tolkien conveys in his narrative.