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The Red Book of Westmarch: A Hobbits Tale

The Red Book of Westmarch: A Hobbits Tale by Joe Gilronan

In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. The ten words that changed my life and keeping with tradition I will be reading extracts from my all time favourite book, The Hobbit.

To celebrate Tolkien Reading Day I thought I would share one of my paintings, aptly titled The Red Book of Westmarch.

“The Red Book of Westmarch: A Hobbits Tale”

Bilbo travels to Rivendell to continue work on the red book (tucked under his arm); his two Dwarven companions bid him farewell refusing to go further into Elven territory. Gandalf can be seen on the distant path eager to discover more about the true nature of the One Ring.


Joe Gilronan

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Joe Gilronan is a professional Tolkien inspired artist. His passions include art, rpg’s, literature, film, music, the outdoors and of course most things Tolkien. Originally from Chester England, he now resides and paints under the sun drenched skies of Southern Spain. You can see his art at

About reuben

Steve, also known as “Rifflo”, is a University MBA Administrator in Ontario Canada where he lives with his wife, Lisa and two young daughters, Alexa and Ava. Steve has an extensive background in corporate sales. Steve also worked for ISAF: International Security Assistance Force and the Canadian Military as a recruiter in Human Resources for the operations in Bosnia and Afghanistan. When not immersed in Tolkien works,sci-fi, and film, you can find him training in Muay Thai, and Italian rapier.