Shapiro Fine Art

Traditional oil paintings by Fine Artist Derek Shapiro

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An oil painting on a panel of a Hereford Bulls head (3).

An oil painting titled ‘Portrait of a Hereford Bull’

This dynamic painting of a bulls head was a companion piece to accompany a painting I did of a full bull standing in a field called ‘The Prize Bull’.

I sold both paintings to the same client who called in to the gallery, he was on his way home from a cattle market

An oil painting on panel of a Hereford bulls head
Portrait of a Hereford Bulls Head Oil on panel 15 x 18 in 38.1 cm x 45.72 cm

Oi on panel 15 x 18 in 38.1 x 45.72 cm

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This is ‘Robbie’ an oil painting of a West Highland Terrier, aged 6yrs old.

A past commissioned oil painting of Robbie a much loved West Highland Terrier

This oil painting of Robbie a West Highland Terrier was painted posthumously for the client, who I’m pleased to say was delighted with the result, posthumous paintings are always more difficult to do as I like to get at the source of whatever I paint, particularly people and animals.

I painted Robbie when he was about 6 years old. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Highland_White_Terrier

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An oil painting of a West Highland Terrier called Robbie
‘Robbie’ The West Highland Terrier’

Oil on panel 7.50 x 5.50 in 13.97 x 13.97cm

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Cocker Spaniel painting in oil of a 6 old worker that doubles up as a pet

A commissioned painting of ‘Bisto’ the Cocker Spaniel

This is a past painting of Bisto a working Cocker Spaniel which was painted posthumously, it will be presented as a gift to the husband of the client who commissioned the painting.

Lucky for me the client provided me with a good enough photograph of Bisto to work from. Albeit the photograph of Bisto was taken in the clients back garden and as Bisto was a working dog, it seemed appropriate to paint him out in the field, posing as a peg dog, it is always an apprehensive moment when clients see commissioned paintings and when unveiling a painting for the first time reactions always speak louder than words. The client picked the painting up from my gallery and I was pleased to say I got the desired result, it made for a great gift on a Christmas Day.

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A commissioned oil on canvas posthumous painting of Bisto, a working Cocker Spaniel with a cartridge bag, in a wooded setting
‘Bisto’ 

Oil on canvas 14 x 18 in – 35.56 x 45.72 cm

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‘Castle Ruin’ Doddington Hall Doddington Cheshire, you will find it on the A51

‘Castle Ruin’ the title of this painting is of Doddington Castle (Delves Hall) Part of the Doddington Hall Estate. Doddington is situated only a few miles from my house which lies on an old coaching road which runs from Chester to London on the A51.

You can see hall which sits behind a lake as you pass the drive along side the road ( A51) which takes you up to the estate.

As you travel along the road passed the main entrance to the estate you can just make out the top of the castle across some fields and never realized at the time that it was a castle or even part of the estate, let alone the historical significance of the place, at one time it was used as a garrison for the Parliamentarians during the 1642 –1651 English civil war. http://www.castlesuncovered.com/england/doddingtoncastle.htm.

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An oil on canvas painting of a castle ruin with sheep grazing in the foreground on the Doddington Hall estate
‘Castle Ruin’

Doddington Hall Doddington Cheshires

Oil on canvas 16 x 20 in – 40.64 x 50.8 cm

‘Portrait of a Hereford Bull'(1)

These Hereford bulls are magnificent animals and make great paintings.

I had this particular painting hanging in my gallery window along with a painting of a head study which I may post at a later date.

They were hanging in the window for less than a week, a farmer who happened to be passing by after a call at a cattle market called into the gallery and purchased them both.

Lucky for me that they were hanging in the right place at the right time.

Full animal painting of an Hereford Bull posing in a field
‘The Prize Bull’

Oil on panel 14″ x 20″ 35.56 x 50.8 cm

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‘Yellow, Chocolate and Black’

An Oil on canvas painting of five Labrador puppies

A painting of a yellow, two chocolate and two black Labrador puppies looking over the top of a kennel partition
‘Yellow, Chocolate and Black’

Oil on canvas 14 x 24 in – 35.56 x 60.96 cm

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‘Portrait of a Hereford Bull Resting’

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 painted this great beast sometime after back in my studio, I like the result and hope that you do to.

An oil portrait painting of an polarded Hereford Bull lying down in a field resting
‘Portrait of a Hereford Bull Resting’

Oil on canvas panel 8 x 10 in 20.32 x 25.40 cm

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‘At the Stable Door’

I found this horse called Rosie M in a stable block at the back of some farm buildings and decided it would make for a good painting. The horse was looking out over the stable door and looked as if it was taking in the landscape at the back of the buildings, perhaps thinking about the times she has galloped across the fields dreaming of the next hunt. I kept the painting for some time in my collection and eventually sold it to the owner of the horse. It transpired that the owner was the daughter of the Hunt Master that owned the farm and she used to ride it in the local hunt.

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An oil painting of a horse looking out over a stable door
‘At the Stable Door’

Oil on canvas 36″ x 30″ (91.44 cm x 76.2 cm)

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‘The Old Way’

I just love these gentle giants that used to plow the fields in bygone days. I often think I was born in the wrong period for past times without the trappings of modern life always make for more pleasing paintings, especially if you are a traditional painter.

' The Old Way '
‘The Old Way’
Oil on canvas 14 x 20 in

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‘The Prize Bull’

These Hereford bulls are magnificent animals and make great paintings. I had this particular painting hanging in my gallery window along with a painting of a head study https://wp.me/p2Ijh6-123  they were hanging in the window for less than a week, a farmer who happened to be passing by after a call at a cattle market called into the gallery and purchased them both. Lucky for me that they where hanging in the right place at the right time.

An oil painting on a panel of a pize Hereford Bull standing in a field
‘The Prize Bull’
Oil on panel 14″ x 20″

Commissions invited, any subject.

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