Leaf by Niggle is a story written by Tolkien in 1938–39
This story is about an artist on a curious journey, is often seen as an allegory of the writer’s own creative process and life.
Niggle lives in a world where art is not valued and he is just thought of as a bit of a dreamer and not much use to anyone.
Eventually he manages to escape this world and goes on a journey where he is meant to be.
acrylic on canvas 30cm x 23cm