Joe Gilronan


Olvera, Cadiz


Joe Gilronan:-

I am a full time professional artist who has been greatly influenced by the works of Tolkien. I received a Fine Arts Degree in painting from Liverpool University and hold a Higher National Diploma in design and ceramics from the University of Wales. I am originally from Chester, England but have lived in Olvera, Cadiz Spain for the last 4 years. I have exhibited and sold work world wide and work primarily in oils,acrylic and clay.


Why Tolkien? I suppose it all started from a very early age when I first heard a reading of the Hobbit on a British children's TV show called Jackanory. I just loved the whole world that he had created, this in turn led me to The Lord of the Rings/Silmarillion. Ever since a part of me has inhabited this world and art has allowed me to continue this magical journey.

The natural world
I have been very lucky in that I have always lived in close range of amazing scenery the Snowdonian national park, the Cheshire plains and now the Andalucia moutains. Whenever possible, I go for walks and take photographs and do lots of sketches. So there are lots of trees/mountains/castles/rivers and landmarks that I have sketched/photographed in my finished works.

Too many to mention but two artists have remained a constant J.M.W. Turner and my father R.A.Gilronan who had a succesful career as a landscape painter.

I hope enjoy my work.My artwork is for sale in any format possible: greeting cards, posters, laminated prints, matted prints, framed prints, posters.
Some originals are still available for sale.
Please contact me if you like to purchase original artwork


Mount Doom The Eye of Sauron


Rivendell. The Last Homely House.


The Morning Standoff


Bag End In A Hole In The Ground


The Silmarilion Voyage Of Earendil


The Shire Frodo and Sam Making Plans


The Fellowship Of The Ring Moria


Rivendell A Hobbits Tale. The Red Book


The Shire First Snowfall


Bilbo's Eleventy-First Birthday Party


Washing Day Hobbiton/Rosie's Roses


From The Shire To The Sea


Lake Town Thirteen Dwarves and a Hobbit named Bilbo


Gandalf's Return Fireworks In The Shire.


Anduin The Great River


The Grey Havens. The Gulls Lament. Oil on Canvas


Flower Pots Hobbiton


Rivendell Wisdom Of The Elves.


Minas Tirith War approaches.


The fellowship doors of Durin Moria.


The Misty Mountains


The Fellowship Of The Ring


The road to Rivendell The Lord of the Rings Tolkien inspired art


The Shire


Mordor Unleashed IIII