Welsh Fantasy and Arthurian Dreams
The Art Conceptor behind The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Lee has illustrated dozens of fantasy books ; several works by J.R.R. Tolkien are among his most notable interior s: the Tolkien centenary edition of The Lord of the Rings (1995), a 1999 edition of The Hobbit, and Narn i Chîn Húrin : The Tale of the Children of Húrin (2007). Other books he has illustrated include Faeries, Lavondyss by Robert Holdstock, The Mabinogion, Castles, The Moon's Revenge by Joan Aiken, and Merlin Dreams by Peter Dickinson. He has also illustrated retellings of classics for young people such as Rosemary Sutcliff's versions of the Iliad and the Odyssey : namely, Black Ships Before Troy (Oxford, 1993) and The Wanderings of Odysseus (1995). Another was Adrian Mitchell's version of Ovid's Metamorphoses : namely, Shapeshifters (2009). Lee did also cover paintings for the 1983 Penguin edition of Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast trilogy.