Joe Gilronan - Fine Artist

Joe Gilronan

Olvera, Cadiz - Spain

 
 
 

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Joe Gilronan

Olvera, Cadiz - Spain

Joe Gilronan - Fine Artist

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About 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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Festival In The Shire

Olvera, Ca - May 8th, 2012

Festival In The Shire have been kind enough to endorse my latest artwork which is a great honor as they promote some of my favorite Tolkien artists. See the link below via Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Festival-in-the-Shire-A-celebration-of-all-things-Tolkien-inspired/149452046749

Paintings Chosen By Publishing House

Olvera, Ca - February 13th, 2012

Very exciting news.. Two of my paintings have been chosen by a large publishing house with the view of producing a book on Middle Earth. The two paintings Orcs of Isnegard (below) and The Dark Tower have been picked by Voyageur Press with the view to producing a book on Middle Earth. Voyageur are taking sample materials to the London Book Fair, to gauge international interest in the proposed book.

New Gallery Woodland Folk

Olvera, Ca - February 10th, 2012

Fairy's, Imps, Sprites and denizens of the forest.

Interview With Middle-Earth Network

Olvera, Ca - January 31st, 2012

I am very proud to say that I was just interviewed by Middle-Earth Network concerning my Tolkien (The Lord of The Rings) inspired artwork with a radio interview to follow. I thought that it may be of interest. Visit the following link for full details:- http://news.mymiddle-earth.net/2012/01/30/the-tolkien-inspired-art-of-joe-gilronan/ All the very best, Joe.

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Olvera, Ca - January 19th, 2012

The art of Tolkien/The Lord of the Rings

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Olvera, Ca - January 18th, 2012

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Rivendell Work In Progress

Olvera, Ca - January 17th, 2012

A new painting inspired by Bilbo's journeys to Rivendell; tentatively titled there and back again. As soon as the work is finished I will list.