Shapiro Fine Art

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

Posts from the ‘Commissions’ category

Courtyard setting at the Alhambra

If you get the chance, pay a visit to the Alhambra, a beautiful palace set in the hills in Granada Spain. The Alhambra was a real walled city, built by the Nasrid Kings in the last period of Muslim rule in Spain.

You could spend a lifetime painting scenes of the many entrances and secluded courtyards set within the palace, as well as unending views and sections set within the palace walls.

I was struck by this view of the Lindaraja Courtyard depicted in the painting and, this courtyard alone could have made me work for at least a dozen or more paintings.

‘Lindaraja Courtyard’ Alhambra. Granada. Spain

Oil on panel 10 x 8 ins

Commissioned Painting

Commissions Invited for 2020, any subject, please click here

 

 

 

Portrait of the Golfer ‘Rory Mcllroy’

We are going to be gripped by the Open fever this week as the World’s greatest golf tournament gets underway at Royal Portrush. I hope that Rory Mcllroy will be victorious as I have a spot for Rory having painted his portrait recently.

This is the sort of bespoke piece that I can do for you if you are a golfer, or any other type of sportsperson or a general portrait of yourself come to think of it.

The reason that I chose to do a portrait of Rory is that he is a household name and recognisable by many and shows the likeness I can achieve.

Give me a call on 07746 001904 and I will explain the process – in the meantime, good luck Rory!

 

‘Rory Mcllroy’

Oil on canvas 24″ x 20″

Commissions invited for 2020, any subject.

 

 

 

 

 

‘Theodor’ the Bay’

A commissioned painting (SELECT PAST WORKS, https://wp.me/p2Ijh6-1wU) of Theodor, a dark bay horse. I painted Theodor  some time ago for Brian Garbett who has become a close friend. Brian who has since retired was managing director and owner of Ramases Associates Ltd, a very successful business reinstating people’s lives and property after major disasters.Theodor belonged to Brian’s wife Louise, a lovely woman, who sadly passed away. Along with Theodor I have painted Brian and Louis’s house, which I have recently posted on Linkedin and the lake which Brian excavated out of land adjacent to the house.

 

Oil on canvas panel  20″ x 16″

Commissions welcome any subject, contact me here, with your details

‘Portrait of a Highland Cow’

I have an affinity with these great beasts and although they are becoming increasingly more popular in the Midlands where I live, I always seek them out whenever I go upto Scotland, particularly on the South West Coast.

I sold this painting from my website to someone who lives in the South of the country.

 

‘Portrait of a Highland Cow’

Oil on canvas 15″ x 18″

Commission invited, any subject :: derek@shapirofineart.com

‘Charlie’ the Old Soldier’

This is Charlie the Chocolate Labrador, commissioned and required as a surprise Christmas gift. Charlie who is an old soldier, now approaching 13 years, belongs to Paul and Helen German who live in Bristol. Paul contacted me through Facebook, after seeing a previous posting of a Black Labrador called Wilfred that I had painted.

An oil on canvas painting of an old retired working chocolate labrador dog

‘Charlie’ the Old Soldier’

Oil on canvas 14″ x 10″

Commissions taken, any subject, contact me here

COMMENT FROM THE CLIENT

Hi Derek,

I just wanted to drop you a quick message to say a huge thank you for the wonderful painting of Charlie.
I hadn’t opened it prior to gift wrapping the picture and giving it to the wife on Christmas Day.
To say she was overjoyed is a huge understatement!
She( nor the other guests/family we had that day) couldn’t believe, not only the resemblance, but also how you managed to somehow paint the dogs personality as well!

Many thanks once again, and wishing you a happy new year.

Regards
Paul

 

‘Portrait of a Red Poll Bull’

An oil on canvas painting of a Red Poll Bull, commissioned by The Inn at Huxley in Cheshire.

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

 

‘Foggy Morning’

I sold this painting from my gallery, which is housed in a rural complex of North Staffordshire. There is a  driven pheasant shoot on an estate about half a mile away. The client who bought the painting is into field sports in a big way and is a member of the shoot.

An oil on canvas painting of a fieldsports man shooting pheasants on the second drive of a pheasant shoot with his labrador Peg dog sitting by his side

‘Foggy Morning’ 

Oil on canvas 20″ x 30″

Commissions welcome of you on your favourite game shoot :: Contact me here

 

‘Portrait of a Hereford Bull’ (2)

I was approached a while ago by a lady that came into the gallery whose father was in the process of opening a new high class Inn and restaurant in Cheshire (The Inn At Huxley) . Some three years later she appeared again with her father in the gallery and asked me if I would paint the Inn sign and a number of original paintings and a range of Limited Edition prints for the inside of the Inn. This is the first of a selection of cattle that I was commissioned to do. Paintings of an Angus Bull, Red Poll Bull and a Galloway Bull will be posted at a later date.

 

‘Portrait of a Hereford Bull’ (2)

 

Oil on canvas 14″ x 20″ (35.56 cm x 50.8 cm)

Commissions welcome, any subject :: Contact me, please click here

‘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

 

‘ Brooklands Lake’

Painted for a client who has had a number of paintings off me. Brian, who over the years has become a good friend excavated the lake in this painting and has recently stocked it with various types of fish and introduced various breeds of duck.

IMG_3698.Brooklands Lake

‘Brooklands Lake’  🔴

Oil on canvas panel 8″ x 12″

Commissions welcome,any subject for 2020, please click here.