Shapiro Fine Art

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

Posts from the ‘Cattle’ category

‘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.

Other paintings please click here


‘Just Turned Out’ Newhey Farm’ Lancashire

An oil painting of a farmhouse in yorkshire with cows being driven down the lane and let out into the field.

‘ Just Turned Out’ Newhay Farm’ Lancashire

Oil on canvas 10″ x 30″

Commissioned painting

Comment from Richard Drake. 9 September 2017

This is the picture I commissioned for my dad’s birthday, the picture here doesn’t do it justice, Derek’s work is superb the detail is fantastic and my dad is very happy with it, we had a wonderful trip to Derek’s gallery to pick the picture up, his other work on display is fantastic and worth a visit if you want to check out his work before commissioning a picture or just looking for something for that empty spot on a wall

Commissions welcome any subject for 2018. Please click here




‘An Angus Bull’

An oil painting on canvas of an Angus bull standing in a field

‘An Angus Bull’

Oil on canvas 10″ x 16″

This painting is a commission destined for a new Inn about to open where Angus steak will be served on the menu.

If you would like to commission me for a painting then please feel free to get in touch. To contact me please click here.

‘The Prize Bull’

'The Prize Bull' Oil on panel

‘The Prize Bull’ Oil on panel

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 where 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.

‘Highland Cattle Watering’ Wester Ross Scotland

'Highland Cattle Watering' Wester Ross Scotland Oil on canvas 24 x 36 ins

‘Highland Cattle Watering’ Wester Ross Scotland Oil on canvas 24 x 36 ins

This oil on canvas was commissioned by a client who has purchased and commissioned a number of paintings from me. Ed, a retired farmer, is keen on game fishing and most years travels to Scotland and fishes for Salmon.The scene in the painting is the River Gruinard which is on the West Coast, it is this stretch of river that is one of Ed’s favourite haunts.


‘An Teallach and Little Loch Broom’ Cattle Watering’

'An Teallach and Little Loch Broom' Cattle Watering'

Oil on canvas 24 x 36 ins
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‘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.

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‘Cattle Watering’ Brothers Water, Lake District.

'Cattle Watering'.Brothers Water. Lake District

Brothers Water, in full sunshine, is situated in Ambleside near Patterdale in the Lake District. They say it always rains in the Lake District, on this occasion it was a beautiful hazy sunny day. This painting, I think, epitomises what is a quintessential English landscape scene. With the privilege of artists licence, cattle were added to give life to the scene.

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