Ted Nasmith is a Canadian artist, illustrator and architectural renderer. He is best known as an illustrator of J. R. R. Tolkien’s works — The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion.
Nasmith was born in the mid-1950s in Goderich, Ontario, Canada. As the son of a Royal Canadian Air Force officer, Nasmith’s early life was characterized by a series of moves as his father was re-stationed during his military career — sometimes within Canada, sometimes to other countries, such as France. By the time Nasmith became a teenager, they had settled in Toronto (he now resides in nearby Bradford.)
Nasmith is also considered a Tolkien scholar, well-read in ancient history, religion, and other areas. He is a prominent member of several Tolkien-related organizations (such as The Tolkien Society, the Mythopoeic Society, and Mensa’s Beyond Bree).
Nasmith is a musician, guitarist and tenor. Much of his musical work is likewise inspired by Tolkien’s writings. His first commercial album, The Hidden Door: Songs in the Key of Enchantment, was released in 2007. He has also worked on a musical project entitled Beren and Lúthien: A Song Cycle, with his friend Alex Lewis, and has a close friendship with the founders of The Tolkien Ensemble.
Mr. Nasmith has officially allowed us to show his images on our websites.
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Shadows of Isildur offers our most sincere thanks to Mr. Nasmith for graciously allowing us to display his wonderful works!