James Duning's art is featured in A Tolkienian Mathomium by Mark T. Hooker. He has read and digested Tolkien’s various works for forty years and has constructed evolving mental landscapes of scenes in Middle-earth. He has tried to depict Tolkien themes presented here in a style consistent with J.R.R. Tolkien's own illustrative style. He also has written articles on Tolkien, which can be found in Beyond Bree. Dunning is the winner of Heren Istarion's 2006/07 Imperishable Flame Award for Tolkien/Inklings-Inspired Creativity.