Shapiro Fine Art

Collection of traditional oil paintings by Fine Artist Derek Shapiro. All subjects with an emphasis on commissioned work.

Posts from the ‘Animals’ category

‘Portrait of a Hereford Bull Resting’

Oil on canvas panel 8 x 10 in

This is my latest animal painting of a pollard Hereford Bull.

Hereford cattle, especially bulls make great paintings. I saw this magnificent beast relaxing in a field whilst out walking in Cumbria and immediately thought it would make for a great painting. I like the result and hope that you do to.

Painting available to purchase :: To contact me please click here
An oil portrait painting of an polarded Hereford Bull lying down in a field resting

‘Portrait of a Hereford Bull Resting’

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‘Posthumous Portrait Study of a Cross Bred Dog’

A pencil portrait study of a mongrel dog on paper

‘ Posthumous Portrait Study of a Cross Bred Dog’

Pencil on card 10″ x 7″ approx;

This is a posthumous drawing of a dog. I don’t normally do pencil drawings but as I was asked by a client who wanted to surprise her husband with this drawing as a birthday gift, and as she has bought things off me in the past, on this occasion I said that I would and decided to let her have it at a discounted price. To cut a long story short, she has never seen the drawing and I’ve not seen her since. Fortunately for me this type of occurrence has never happened before, so to put the drawing to use, I decided to create a new gallery that will show off any drawings that I decide to do in the future. In the past the only drawing that I’ve done are preparatory sketches for paintings where I go straight in with a brush. As far as the discipline of drawing goes, age and indolence has caught me up and I intend to use a pencil a lot more, there is nothing quite like it to teach you about light and shade.

‘Sheep Gathering at a Hay Feeder’

An oil painting of Texal Sheep feeding at a hay feeder

‘ Sheep Gathering at a Hay Feeder’

 

Oil on canvas

I pass this field on the way to my gallery and on this particular occasion there where sheep grazing and gathering at the hay feeder and thought immediately would make for an ideal painting. I sold the painting in my gallery shortly after hanging it on the wall. The couple that bought the painting have since commissioned me to paint their house which is situated not to far away in the country.

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‘Portrait of a Galloway Bull’

An oil painting of a Galloway Bull along with Galloway cows in pasture land with a Crow standing in the foreground

‘Portrait of a Galloway Bull’

Oil on canvas

The Galloway is one one of the oldest and purest of our native cattle breeds and the world’s longest established breeds of beef cattle, named after the Galloway region of Scotland, where it originated, during the 17th century.

This commissioned painting along with other breeds of cattle is to hang in a Country Inn.

Commissions welcome, any subject

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‘Portrait of a Red Poll Bull’

An oil painting of a Red Poll Bull grazing in pasture land

‘Portrait of a Red Poll Bull’

Oil on canvas 10″ x 16″

This painting of the Red Poll will join other paintings of cattle which I have painted in the past.

There are ten breeds of native British cattle, this being the Red Poll which is a cross of the Norfolk Red and Suffolk Dun.

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‘ Chorlty ‘

An oil painting of a Border Terrier standing with it's front legs on a chair, looking out

‘Chorlty’

Oil on canvas panel 10″ x 8″

This painting is of ‘Chorlty’ the Border Terrier, if you would like to commission a painting of your best friend, then please get in touch.

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‘Winter’

Bone China Plaque 9″ Diameter

This painting  which is in my collection, although I would consider selling, was painted during my time at Coalport China.

Painted with on glaze metal oxides and fired into the glaze. During my time at Coalport China part of the world famous Wedgwood Group, I trained to paint as a Ceramic Artist in the Prestige Department, without doubt the most difficult medium I have used, the unique thing about painting on china is that it is totally permanent unless the piece of china is smashed in some way.

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‘Ready for Tack’

Oil painting of a horse standing in a room being prepared for tack

‘Ready for Tack’ 

Oil on canvas 13″ x 16″

An oil painting of a horse at the North Staffs Hunt stable in the tack room being prepared for tack.

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‘Simba’

Oil painting of a Bengal cat called Simba

‘Simba’

Oil on canvas 7.50″ x  5.50″

Commissioned painting of Simba the Bengal Cat

Comment received September 20th

The painting is beautiful its caught simba perfectly. We couldn’t be more pleased thank you so much
             Regards Carole and Roger

Commissions welcome, any subject, contact me here