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Joe Gilronan

Joe Gilronan:-http://joegilronanlordoftherings.blogspot.com

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.

Influences

Tolkien
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.

Artists
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

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Joe Gilronan hat das Bild Mount Doom The Eye of Sauron hochgeladen

Frodo and Sam gazed out in mingled loathing and wonder on this hateful land. Between them and the smoking mountain,and about it north and south,all seemed ruinous and dead,a desert burned and choked. J.R.R.Tolkien.

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizadry

A new term arrives and as tradition dictates, Harry and the rest of the first year students are beckoned to the black lake and the magical boats. Magically propelled to Hogwarts, the new arrivals wait, until summoned to the Great Hall and the sorting Ceremony.




A thousand years or more ago,
When I was newly sewn,
There lived four wizards of renown,
Whose name are still well-known:
Bold Gryffindor from wild moor,
Fair Ravlenclaw from glen,
Sweet Hufflepuff from valley broad,
Shrewd Slytherin from fen.
They share a wish, a hope, a dream,
They hatched a daring plan,
To educate young sorcerers,
Thus Hogwarts school began.
Now each of these four founders
Formed their own house, for each  Did value different virtues,  In the ones they had to teach.  By Gryffindor, the bravest were  Prized far beyond the rest;  For Ravenclaw, the cleverest  Would always be the best;  For Hufflepuff, hardworkers were  Most worthy of admission;  And power-hungry Slytherin  Loved those of great ambition.  While still alive they did divide  Their favourates from the throng,  Yet how to pick the worthy ones  When they were dead and gone?  'Twas Gryffindor who found the way,  He whipped me off his head  The founders put some brains in me  So I could choose instead!  Now slip me snug around your ears,  I've never yet been wrong,  I'll have a look inside your mind  And tell where you belong!  J.K. Rowling

Joe Gilronan hat das Bild Mount Doom The Eye of Sauron hochgeladen

Frodo and Sam gazed out in mingled loathing and wonder on this hateful land. Between them and the smoking mountain,and about it north and south,all seemed ruinous and dead,a desert burned and choked. J.R.R.Tolkien.

Rivendell, The Last Homely House.

'The Company of the Ring shall be nine; and the Nine Walkers shall be set against the Nine Riders that are evil. With you and your faithful servant, Gandalf will go; for this shall be his great task, and maybe the end of his labours.

'For the rest, they shall represent the other Free Peoples of the World: Elves, Dwarves, and Men, Legolas shall be for the Elves; and Gimli son of Gloin for the Dwarves. They are willing to go at least to the passes of the Mountains, and maybe beyond. For Men you shall have Aragorn son of Arathorn, for the Ring of Isildur concerns him closely. J R R Tolkien, The Fellowship Of The Ring.

Joe Gilronan hat das Bild In a hole in the ground. hochgeladen

�In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.�
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

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