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Lord of the Reedy River by Tolkyes
Lord of the Reedy River
Oil on canvas. 12"x24".

Inspired by the song of the same name as sung by Mary Hopkin (written by Donovan).
We are but Glowing Embers by Tolkyes
We are but Glowing Embers
Oil on canvas. 18"x24".

We are but glowing embers
flaming brightly at times,
especially when we are young.
We dwell amidst vine-covered ruins,
our lives shrouded in mist and Wonder
until we are snuffed out
or slowly fade away.

This painting was also partially inspired by the song, "The Voyage of Bran"
(not the 8th century version but the one by Brendan Perry from 'Dead Can Dance'- his 'Eye of the Hunter' album).
Sonic Aftermath by Tolkyes
Sonic Aftermath
Oil on canvas. 22"x28".
Commission. Poster and album cover for local rock group of the same name.

I found the name "Sonic Aftermath" to be very inspirational. This painting alludes to the creation of the universe (or universes) up to the present, including String Theory references.
Besides as a design element my biomorphic imagery also alludes to dark matter and dark energy.
* My prices are negotiable. Also, I lower the prices somewhat as time passes. They do not include shipping.
* If certain images are not listed they're not for sale or have been sold.

* I also have calendars for sale here and other art sites like Redbubble and Zazzle.

Lord of the Reedy River- $400
The Forgotten Garden-$1,200
We are but Glowing Embers- $800
Winter Spirits- $750
The Garden in the Valley of the Stars- $1,000
In the Land of the Ancients- $1,200
Gaia Flux- $550
The Professor's Portals- $600
Arctic Flux- $600
Autumn Spirits IV-$850
Secret Garden III- $350
Secret Garden- $275
The Observatory Gardens After the Rain- $350
The Old Ones- $500
Water Garden at Dusk- $500
Autumn Twilight II- $400
Luminous Ice Phenomena in the Park- $750
Dimension Eight- $350
Time is the Great Harvester- $300
Space Music- $275
Along the High Plateau- $250
The Gallery Gardens- $400
The Alchemist- $300
Sonntag's Dream- $600
Ice in the Garden, Early Evening- $300
The Outer Limits- $275
Space Music II- $600
Phaedra- $500
Elements of Our Night- $400
The Wanderer- $275
Still the Snow Creeps In- $400
We Are Stardust $600
October (unframed colored pencil drawing)- $200
Luminous Energy Harvesters- $300
Spring in the 11th Dimension- $600


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James McCarthy
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
I grew up with a taste for sci-fi and fantasy but the beauty of nature (especially Winter and the other seasons) has always moved me.
Music inspires me to paint, especially "mindscape' music, such as prog rock, psychedelic music, classical, new age and medieval music.
Places from my childhood memories or places that I see in and around my neighborhood influence some of the landscapes in my paintings, as well.


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pa-a Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! I just wanted to say, I love and adore your work! :heart:
Tolkyes Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! You're very kind to say so.
MarryStephenson Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Student General Artist
Wonderful paintings! Love all the colors, architecture, and layout. You, my friend, deserve an award.
Tolkyes Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
Tobynator13 Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
What an incredible talent!
Tolkyes Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. You're very kind. I'm glad you appreciate my work.
shekho72 Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
What a wonderful journey that was!Magnificent gallery.
Tolkyes Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! I'm so glad you relate to my work.
SilentHome Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  New Deviant  Traditional Artist
I love your paintings T_T just discovered you in a group and am so amazed by your work T_T 
May I ask how long does it take on average for you to complete a painting?
Tolkyes Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! On average it usually takes me about a month to do a painting.
SilentHome Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  New Deviant  Traditional Artist
Wow that's a good speed in my opinion. Sorry I kind of spammed on multiple places xD thank you for replying to all of my comments! ^u^
Tolkyes Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome. I'm glad you appreciate my work.
BigRosieLover53 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
I totally love your drawings, they're so creative and eccentric! :meow:
Tolkyes Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.
UszatyArbuz Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015   Digital Artist
I just saw you artworks in the feature: Featured Artists - Volume 27 . When I saw the first artwork I totally fell in love, and when I saw the second one I started to feel like I NEED to have your art book. Do you sell art books? I'd totally love to have one with your amazing inspiring artworks!
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