We specialize in fantasy inspired art and J.R.R. Tolkien rare books. Our art includes vintage posters, fantasy art, book illustration and album cover art. We hold our Festival in the Shire art exhibitions throughout the year.
We also have a new physical art gallery/museum you can visit located in Mallwydd Wales just inside Snowdonia National Park. We specialize in fantasy and illustrative artists whom only hand-paint and draw their art, not digital art. We are authorized agents for artists: Rodney Matthews, Roger Dean, Rainer Kalwitz, Ruth Lacon, Ted Nasmith, Tim Kirk, Michael Fishel and Joe Gilronan. See the page under the menu to the left to view and download a free catalogue for each artists or for our main catalogue.You will find us listed on many popular rare book and auction sites like Ebay with only the highest customer feedback scores. Please visit our Ebay shop to see our full inventory - http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Festival-Art-and-Books
Immerse yourself in the full fantasy art and Tolkien experience! Come visit the Gallery and Museum of Fantasy Art and stay on for a few days
B&B or full board from only £35 per person.
Optional extras include:
• Tour guide led excursions to local places of interest, including several places that Tolkien used in his writing
• Wildlife talks, seminars and observation and recording techniques
• Tolkien and Celtic talks and seminars. We will cater the talks to your interests as much as possible.
Festival in the Shire Exhibition, returns to Scotland
11th - 18th November 2013, 2013
at the Artist Gallery, 403 Holburn Street, Aberdeen A celebration of fantasy art including classic rock album covers from Roger Dean and Rodney Matthews. The exhibition includes an exhibition of Album covers for the bands YES, ASIA, Uriah Heap, Nazareth, Magnum and other classic rock bands as well as art for books, posters and calendars. Artist signed prints and posters will be available for sale as well as Tolkien books and memorabilia. Rodney Matthews will give a free talk about his art on Tuesday 12th at 6:30pm and again on Saturday 16th at 6:30pm at the Artist Gallery. Come along and have Rodney sign one of his prints for you. Our other fantasy artist works will also be on display and include; Roger Dean, Rainer Kalwit, Ruth Lacon, Joe Gilronan, Tim Kirk and Ted Nasmith.
The Rodney Matthews Experience Following our hugely successful Festival in the Shire event in September world renowned fantasy and record cover artist Rodney Matthews will be returning in November to showcase his amazing art and giving talks - The event not to be missed!
Rodney will give a free talk about his art on Tuesday 12th at 6:30pm and again on Saturday 16th at 6:30pm at the Artist Gallery. Come along and have Rodney sign one of his prints for you.
The show will also be visiting local schools with an art competiton open to all the students in the classes that Rodney Matthews has talked to. A selection will be chosen and put on exhibition at the gallery over the weekend. Signed and personalised copies of Rodneys posters will be given to first, second and third place. For more information or to get your school included please contact MarkFaith@festivalartandbooks.com
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Original Artwork for Sale
Mark Faith at Festival Art and Books would be pleased to give information to prospective purchasers of Rodney Matthews original artwork. Previously the exclusive authorized agent for Rodney's J.R.R. Tolkien related original artworks, the range has now been extended to include a varied selection of original colour art and pencil drawings to suit various tastes and budgets (www.rodneymatthews.com/news.htm).