Shapiro Fine Art

Traditional oil paintings by Fine Artist Derek Shapiro

Posts from the ‘Birds’ category

An oil painting of the Avocet, the emblem bird of the RSPB and a schedule 1 species.

An oil painting on a panel of the Avocet, a wading bird and the emblem bird of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

This is one of my favourite birds which happens to have a schedule1rating and the emblem bird of the RSPB.

I have an interest and curiosity with most things and sometimes find it difficult in focusing on anyone thing to paint.

Whether it be a landscape a still Life etc, sometimes I can’t seem to concentrate on any one subject and end up with a sort of writers block and can spend pointless hours deciding what to do, there is such a lot out there I would like to paint.

'The Avocet' Oil on panel 16 x 12 ins
‘The Avocet’
Oil on panel 16 x 12 in – 40.64 x 30.48 cm

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Bird Paintings – ‘Barn Owl Stretching’

The most widely distributed owl in the world , my most favorite of all owls and a real challenge to paint. More birds here .

‘Barn Owl Stretching’

Oil on canvas panel 12 3/8 x 16 3/8 in

Painting sold, commissions invited, any subject. Fill the form out with your details.

‘The Nuthatch’ (Sitta Europaea)

One of my favorite birds and a frequent visitor to my garden. I have an old pear tree in the middle of my garden and when ever they are about watch them on the pear tree going busily up and down hunting for insects hiding in the bark of the trunk. There just isn’t the time to paint all the things that I see.

The Nuthatch

‘The Nuthatch’

Oil on panel 16 x 12 ins

Painting available to purchase

Commissions invited for 2021

One of my favourite common garden birds. I sold this painting from the wall of my North Staffordshire gallery to a very nice couple from Scotland, who were on holiday and paid me a visit at the gallery.

The Chaffinch
‘Common Chaffinch’ (Fringilla coelebs)
Oil on panel 6 x 8 in
Commissions are invited for 2021, any Genre.

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‘An Teallach and Little Loch Broom’ Cattle Watering’

‘This fabled mountain is perhaps the most impressive in Britain, and gives a day of drama and views that will live in the memory forever. An Teallach is a mountain in Scotland. It lies to the southwest of Dundonnell and overlooks Little Loch Broom, in an area often nicknamed the “great wilderness”. An Teallach means ‘The Anvil’ or ‘The Forge’ in Scottish Gaelic; although most scholars claim the latter is most correct as the mountain’s name refers more to the colour of the terrain in certain lighting conditions, rather than shape.’

I discovered An Teallach whilst on holiday in the West Coast of Scotland. Some people that paid me a visit at my gallery in Staffordshire owned a cottage in Gruinard in Wester Ross, and I painted a picture for them in exchange for two weeks  stay in their cottage. The painting here was executed some time after back in my studio and is essentially an exhibition painting. It would be technically impossible to paint anything like this on the spot.

'An Teallach and Little Loch Broom' Cattle Watering'

‘An Teallach and Little Loch Broom’ Cattle Watering’

Oil on canvas 24″ x 36″

Commissions invited, any subject

‘Peregrine Falcon’

A truly iconic species and claimed to be the fastest bird on earth.The Peregrine Falcon has been recorded with stoop speeds of over 200 miles per hour!


an oil painting of a bird of prey perched on a rock

‘Peregrine Falcon’

Commissioned painting. Oil on canvas 16″ x 12″ (40.64 cm x 30.48)

Commissions invited, any subject, contact me here


‘ King of the River ‘

Here the Kingfisher and one of my favourite British birds, the painting was snapped up by a keen ornithologist after visiting me at the gallery.



Oil on canvas 16 x 12 ins

Commission welcome, any subject.

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