James Dunning's art is featured in A Tolkienian Mathomium and The Hobbitonian Anthology by Mark T. Hooker. He has read and digested Tolkien’s various works for forty years and is constructing evolving mental landscapes of scenes in Middle-earth. He has tried to depict Tolkien themes presented in the Mathomium in a style consistent with J.R.R. Tolkien's own illustrative style. He also has written numerous articles on Tolkien, which can be found in Beyond Bree, Lembas (NL), and Tolkien in Translation (Walking Tree Cormarë Series).