For twenty-five years the Midlands artist Paul Raymond Gregory has been working on a series of monumental canvases depicting fellow-Midlander J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth, specifically the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Previously shown by Sotherby’s, the Barbican, and at the Edinburgh Festival, his paintings are now being shown together in Sweden from late March until August, in new hand-carved frames. According to Amazon, he has no books available — but “A richly illustrated catalogue has been produced for the exhibition” says the Swedish gallery, although I’d imagine it has probably already sold out the print-run. Peter Nahum (who first commissioned the paintings, and owns most of them) at The Leicester Galleries in London has online galleries of the series. Unsurprisingly, this Derby-based artist is also well-known for his heavy-metal album covers, and also turns his hand to running Derby’s Bloodstock heavy-metal music festival.