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Miriam Ellis Prints, Paintings and Illustrations

Image of Bilbo's lore books at Rivendell
Painting of woman on woodland path

Illustrations from The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion

Faramir and Eowyn at the Houses of Healing
Epilogue Number Two: Sam and Elanor
Gil-galad and Elendil at Elostirion
Lothlorien: The Chamber of Celeborn and Galadriel by Miriam Ellis
Lobelia Rescued from the Lockholes
What's Come of His Weskit?

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Do you need more beauty and goodness in your life

The art you bring into your home creates a dwelling place for your mind and heart. Do you find yourself drawn to depictions of beauty and goodness in story, in nature, in people? This is the unifying theme of my art, and I'm honored when a patron chooses my prints to help them define their personal space as one where beauty and goodness are revered and protected. 

I was raised on the works of J.R.R
. Tolkien by my parents and have been illustrating stories since I could hold a pencil. Tolkien fans have been kind enough to say that there is something "essentially hobbity" about my paintings and that my work seems to reconnect them to the very first time they read The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings. I paint from Tolkien's themes of "recovery, escape and consolation." I'm deeply devoted to the comforts and loveliness of Middle-earth that make it so worth saving and find it very heartening to connect with others who feel the same. My Tolkien art has been featured on the covers of the Tolkien Society's Peter Roe Series XXIII
, Translating and Illustrating Tolkien, edited by Will Sherwood and published by Luna Press, and the Beyond Bree Calendar and has been featured in popular YouTube channels including Nerd of The Rings and In Deep Geek. My illustrations are also included on many pages of The Tolkien Gateway.

My other award-winning work focuses on many topics, including the human family, California, Ireland, plants, animals, and memories, all in quest of the good and the beautiful. Please accept my warm welcome, and my sincere and friendly thanks for your patronage. Please visit often to see new work!


Watch a Video on How I Illustrate Tolkien

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