Saturday, 7 December 2013

Witch King of Angmar

22" x 15" Unframed
56cm x 38cm

Not exactly Christmassy, but I thought I'd do a portrait of the Witch King. Very pleased with how the armour turned out, and I think he looks suitably menacing. :)

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Lotro Artists


I was recently interviewed by the lovely Floradine from the Lotro Artists website, which is a great collection of articles about the fan-made music, art, fashion (and other aspects) of Lotro (Lord of the Rings online, a game which I love).

Here's a link to my interview:

Lotro Artists Interview

Have a look at the rest of the website, it's really interesting even if you're not a Lotro player!

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Winter in the Shire

17 3/4" x 14 1/2" Unframed
45cm x 37cm

Following on from my summery Hobbit hole, I wanted to get in the Christmas mood by painting a cosy, snow covered Shire. Tolkien said snow was quite rare in the Shire, but I wanted to imagine how pretty it would look. :)

Monday, 28 October 2013

Fili the Dwarf

16" x 13 1/2"
41cm x 34cm

Following my painting of Kili, I thought I'd paint his brother Fili.

Monday, 23 September 2013


14 1/3" x 13 1/3" Unframed
36.5cm x 33.5cm
In Acrylic

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Hobbit Hole Painting


17 3/4" x 14 1/2"
45cm x 37cm

Close up of the garden and hobbit holes in the distance.

Thursday, 29 August 2013

It's been a little while since I posted - work and Birthdays got in the way a bit!

I'm 1/3rd of the way through a painting of King Thranduil, the King of the Woodland realm, from the Hobbit.

I've also started my interpretation of the Mirrormere, the lake beyond Moria that reflects stars even at mid-day.

Monday, 12 August 2013

Gandalf Finished

15" x 11"
In Acrylic.

All done. The wrinkles and beard were a challenge, but they didn't actually take too long. I'm pleased with the staff, it looks fairly wood-like!

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Next up - Gandalf

Seeing how much better than expected my last portrait turned out, I've now started to paint one of Gandalf. It's going a bit easier now I've had a bit of practice with skin tones and eyes, so might get it finished by the weekend.

The last time I tried to paint a person I was in school, and the portrait ended up looking pretty freaky, so I'm really happy that I can paint people that look like people - with a lot of work and patience!


Thought I'd post an in-progress photo.

Saturday, 3 August 2013


15" x 11"
In Acrylic.

I finally finished it! Took a few goes to get the right expression. It brings out a bit more of his rugged, ranger side, perhaps.

Sunday, 28 July 2013

The next painting I'm working on is a portrait of Aragorn, as portrayed by Viggo Mortensen. Hoping to get it finished this week!

Summer in the Shire

45cm x 37cm
17 3/4" x 14.5"
In Acrylic.


I wanted to paint Hobbiton in all its summer beauty, with the party tree in all its glory, and Bag End just round the corner with the garden in full bloom.The fields were looking a bit bland, so I thought a few sheep would add to the rural, rustic feel.

Here is a close up of Bag End.

The Doors of Moria

12 x 14.5 inches, unframed
(30 x 37 cm)

Next, I wanted to try my interpretation of the entrance into Moria - somewhere I have always loved reading about, with its endless halls and beautiful dwarven architecture.

It went well, although I didn't find it easy trying to make the mithril door glow. I think I captured the dark eeriness of the lake quite well though.

The White City

45cm x 37cm
17 3/4" x 14.5"

This was my first Lord of the Rings attempt, and my first acrylic painting (I've painted watercolours until now), so I thought I'd try something ambitious! I've always loved this scene.

I was happy with how it turned out, although it took me far longer than I planned - probably about 20 hours with all the detail of the towers and buildings in Minas Tirith.
Welcome to my Blog!

I created it to show my artistic journey through Middle Earth, because basically, I love Lord of the Rings and couldn't think of anything better than to explore it though painting. I'll be posting my paintings, with links to buy them as and when they are for sale.

I aim to post once a week, after getting my currently completed paintings on here.