Shapiro Fine Art

Traditional oil paintings by Fine Artist Derek Shapiro

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‘Study of a Fallen Apple’

This windswept apple was collected from the bottom of my garden. I’ve no idea of the name of this particular apple, for the tree that it came from was in my garden for some time before I came here. It was a good eater and probably came out of a Cox’s. Another bonus about painting still life fruit pictures is you get to eat the props.

A still life painting of a fallen apple and blackberries on a natural ground and a mossy background
‘Study of a Fallen Apple with Blackberries’ 

Oil on panel 5 x 7 in

Painting sold

Commissions like this or any subject welcome for 2021, please get in touch on the form below.

‘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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Bird Paintings – ‘Barn Owl Stretching’

The most widely distributed owl in the world https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barn_owl , my most favorite of all owls and a real challenge to paint. More birds here https://wp.me/p2Ijh6-7n .

‘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.

Landscape Paintings -‘River Wye’ Monsal Dale Derbyshire

This painting was first posted https://wp.me/p2Ijh6-by, and is displayed in the Landscape Paintings gallery https://wp.me/p2Ijh6-6v without a frame. Here it is seen with a restored period frame. Although I think you can mix traditional with modern you are of course at liberty to change the frame to something more contemporary should you think it would better fit your interior.

Oil on panel 18 x 24 in Framed size 21.50 x 27.50 in

Painting available to purchase.

If you would like to commission a painting of a memorable scene fill out the form below with your details.

‘Frank’ aka ‘The Best Twister In Stafford’

My latest portrait study in charcoal of Frank. Earlier on I did a portrait study of Fred https://wp.me/p2Ijh6-2oH, the younger brother of Frank. As with Fred I have known Frank nearly all of my life and count him as one of my true and trusted friends.

‘Frank’ aka ‘The Best Twister In Stafford’

Pencil on paper 13 x 11 in

Commission a portrait, fill the form out below for details

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

Drawings-Pot Bank Series (2)

This second drawing of Price and Kensington is looking up the Trent and Mersey canal, the canal was used by barges which were loaded with ware and taken around the country, it was also used to bring in kaolin (china clay) to the various pottery manufacturers. As well as pottery the canal was used by other industries to get their raw materials and to move other goods about in large volumes. Nowadays hardly any freight is carried on the canal, but it is a main link between so many of the other canals that are used for pleasure boating.

Price and Kensington was founded in 1896 by the Price brothers, they produced earthenware, specializing in table top accessories and teapots.

Price and Kensington

Pencil on card

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Drawings – Pot Bank Series (1)

This is the first in a series of Pot Bank drawings left over during the destruction of Stoke On Trent’s pottery industry, in which in 1979, over 20,000 people subsequently lost their jobs. In earlier times most of Stoke On Trent was covered with these bottle ovens bellowing out smoke after being fired up and Stoke On Trent was quickly known as the Potteries, the place to get your china and earthenware from. The larger factories were owned by a smaller group and had been in the family for generations, sadly or not, most are no longer with us during the demise of the pottery industry.

‘Price and Kensington’

Pencil on paper

Commissions Welcome, Any Subject

Animal Paintings – ‘Pickle’

Pickle is a 2 year old bitch. Her mother was a Poodle x Bichon cross and her father was a Jack Russell x Pomeranian cross and a most loyal little character.

Commissioned as a birthday gift for the client, what a surprise.

‘Pickle’

Oil on Linen canvas panel 8.25 x 11 in

Commissions welcome, any subject.

For full details fill out the form below.