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

‘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. 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’

IMG_3698.Brooklands Lake

‘Brooklands Lake’  Oil on canvas panel 8 x 10 in    🔴

Oil on canvas 8 x 12 in

Painted for a client who has had a number of paintings off me.

Brian, who over the years has become a good friend, dug the lake out in this painting and has recently stocked it with various types of fish.

Commissions welcome,any subject :: to contact me, please click here.

‘Life Study’ 5 Oil on paper

A minature painting in oil on paper of a classical nude model

‘Life Study’ 5

Miniature oil on paper

Framed size 7 1/4 x 6 3/4 in
Without frame Oval Mounted 4 1/4 x 3 3/4 in
Actual painting measures 3 1/8 x 2 1/2 in

 

Commissioned by a client who collects miniature paintings.

Paintings classed as miniatures should measure no more than 4.50 in x 6 in including the frame.

To contact Derek,please click here

‘The Last Drive’

A Sepia watercolour study of a shooting man standing at a peg on the last drive of a pheasant shoot

‘The Last Drive’

Pencil and Sepia Watercolour

Study in watercolour, worked up in sepia, from a sketch out in the field.Number six of a series of shooting studies.

Further paintings, please click here