Shapiro Fine Art

Traditional oil paintings by Fine Artist Derek Shapiro

Posts from the ‘Dogs’ category

This is ‘Robbie’ an oil painting of a West Highland Terrier, aged 6yrs old.

A past commissioned oil painting of Robbie a much loved West Highland Terrier

This oil painting of Robbie a West Highland Terrier was painted posthumously for the client, who I’m pleased to say was delighted with the result, posthumous paintings are always more difficult to do as I like to get at the source of whatever I paint, particularly people and animals.

I painted Robbie when he was about 6 years old.

To view more animal paintings go to Animal Paintings .

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An oil painting of a West Highland Terrier called Robbie
‘Robbie’ The West Highland Terrier’

Oil on panel 7.50 x 5.50 in 13.97 x 13.97cm





Cocker Spaniel painting in oil of a 6 old worker that doubles up as a pet

A commissioned painting of ‘Bisto’ the Cocker Spaniel

This is a past painting of Bisto a working Cocker Spaniel which was painted posthumously, it will be presented as a gift to the husband of the client who commissioned the painting.

Lucky for me the client provided me with a good enough photograph of Bisto to work from. Albeit the photograph of Bisto was taken in the clients back garden and as Bisto was a working dog, it seemed appropriate to paint him out in the field, posing as a peg dog, it is always an apprehensive moment when clients see commissioned paintings and when unveiling a painting for the first time reactions always speak louder than words. The client picked the painting up from my gallery and I was pleased to say I got the desired result, it made for a great gift on a Christmas Day.

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A commissioned oil on canvas posthumous painting of Bisto, a working Cocker Spaniel with a cartridge bag, in a wooded setting

Oil on canvas 14 x 18 in – 35.56 x 45.72 cm



‘Yellow, Chocolate and Black’

An Oil on canvas painting of five Labrador puppies

A painting of a yellow, two chocolate and two black Labrador puppies looking over the top of a kennel partition
‘Yellow, Chocolate and Black’

Oil on canvas 14 x 24 in – 35.56 x 60.96 cm


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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.


Oil on Linen canvas panel 8.25 x 11 in

Commissions welcome, any subject.

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‘Ready and Alert’

Painting of the pet dog Archie which doubles up as a working peg dog on a local pheasant shoot, painting sold, commissions like this are invited for 2021, fill out the contact form below for full details.

‘Ready and Alert’

Oil on Canvas 16 x 12 ins

‘ Chorlty ‘ Your Best Friend Painted In Oil

This is a painting of a pet dog called Chorlty, here you see him standing in his favourite spot with front feet on his chair next to the window. In the Terrier group, the Border Terrier is a small rough coated breed of dog. Initially bred because of their fearless nature, as a fox and vermin hunter. They are very affectionate, intelligent and obedient and make ideal pets.

An oil painting of a Border Terrier standing with it's front legs on a chair, looking out

Oil on canvas panel 10″ x 8″

Paintings of your best friend or other then please get in touch.

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‘Jaffy’ the Wire Haired Fox Terrier’

I posted this painting of Jaffy to Canada just before Christmas a gift to the clients Mother and received this message recently;

Hi Derek…

My mom was delighted with the picture.  The detail is amazing, and his expression which is so key to a wire fox terrier is perfect.  The colour is spot on, including the black shading around his ears.  It’s wonderful how the coat texture is so clear, including the waves on his beard, and even the little wispy bits.  My mom declared it to be the “best Christmas gift ever”!  Oh… other thing, Jaffy’s registered name is Brocolitia Make Me Proud.   He was actually born with in England and exported to Canada at 6 months.

Thank you so much!

Sent from my iPad

Commissioned oil portrait of a Wire Haired Fox Terrier head study oportrait oil painting of

‘Jaffy’ the Wire Haired Fox Terrier’ 

Oil on panel 8 x 6 in

Commissioned Painting

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Pencil drawing of a Yellow Labrador

In between oil paintings I have decided to revive my drawing skills. Indolence soon sets in and one forgets the lessons that can be revived in as much as it reminds one of the importance of light and shade and takes you briefly away from the complexities of using colour.

‘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″

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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.