John Cockshaw is a Ripon-based artist whose first major exhibition of Tolkien-inspired artwork was hosted at Sarehole Mill in Birmingham in 2013. This was followed by exhibitions at events of the Tolkien Society in Oxford in 2013 and 2014 and artwork featured in Mallorn the annual journal of the Society. As curator and exhibitor he has overseen group exhibitions of Middle-earth inspired art in Sheffield, Ripon and Knaresborough in Yorkshire – with further participation in exhibitions in Germany, Seville and Sao Paolo. John prides himself as being a quiet-seeking hobbit avoiding visitors on the bell in a quiet corner of North Yorkshire.
- Tolkien artist
- Exhibiting in art show