Shapiro Fine Art

Traditional oil paintings by Fine Artist Derek Shapiro

Posts from the ‘Commissions’ category

Oil painting of Eilean Donan Castle Scotland

One of the most iconic images of Scotland and recognised the world over. This romantic castle which is situated on an island on the West Coast of Scotland, where the lochs of Loch Duich, Loch Long and Loch Alsh meet is surrounded by some majestic scenery, one of the most visited castle’s and important attractions in the Scottish Highlands, a favourite haunt of mine on the West Coast that inspired me to paint on canvas and hangs in my gallery with a restored Victorian frame.

A romantic oil painting of a Castle on the West Coast of Scotland
‘By the Kyle of Lochalsh’ Eilean Donan Castle’

Oil on canvas panel

Painting available to purchase :: derek@shapirofineart.com

Commissions welcome, any subject

Oil on canvas panel of ‘Madeley Mill’

A local scene of Madeley Mill, a significant feature and well-known landmark of the village of Madeley which is situated in North Staffordshire. An old grain Mill built in the 19th Century and to be demolished roundabout 1980, saved by the developers and converted into apartments.

Madeley Mill

Oil on canvas panel 8 x 12 in

Should you be interested in this painting or like to commission a favourite landscape or any other subject you can contact me here

An English Country House

A past commission of a painting I did which typifies the English country house. Set in a dry late summer, note the sunburnt banks in front of the house and the field where the owners horses grazie happily in the paddock.

As I don’t paint to flatter and try to paint what I see, hence the dryness and sunburnt look of the grounds on this hazy late summer day.

 

A landscape painting on canvas of an English country house with two horses grazing in the paddock

‘Maer Hall’ Staffordshire

Oil on canvas 24 x 36 in

Commissions like this are invited for 2021

To get in touch click here

http://www.shapirofineart.com

Oil painting of an Hereford Bull standing in a field

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″

Commissions welcome click  here

New Portrait Drawing

This is Les, aka Elsie, who moved into my village some years ago. Elsie because his middle name is Colin…which makes his initials LC…it  was his nickname when at school.

There are many strings to Les’s bow, as well as being a designer, photographer, writer, speaker, Les decided about ten years ago to launch his own one-man, creative magazine. Going through many potential names, one day his old school nickname popped back into his head, so the magazine Elsie was born.

“visual cornucopia of stuff that inspires, intrigues and excites me…I hope it does the same for you”

You can check it out at: www.elsiemagazine.co.uk 

   Head study on paper in pencil of a man

‘Les Jones aka Elsie’

Pencil on SVE paper 12 x 10 in

Commissions welcome, ask for details

More drawings here, https://wp.me/P2Ijh6-1O1

Charcoal and pencil portrait drawing

This is Phil who arrived in and now lives in my village. I first met up with Phil in my local pub and have since become good mates.

Another lesson in my dormant drawing skills and my latest drawing which I have added to a seperate page on my website, a lesson in light and shade where the use of colour is eliminated and where a black and white study stands on its own without being held together by colour.

 

‘Phil ‘ aka Pinhead’

 

Charcoal and pencil on paper 13.50 x 10.50

Commissions such as this undertaken, contact me here