Shapiro Fine Art

Traditional oil paintings by Fine Artist Derek Shapiro

Posts from the ‘Figurative’ category

‘Frank’ aka ‘The Best Twister In Stafford’

My latest portrait study in charcoal of Frank. Earlier on I did a portrait study of Fred, 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

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Drawing – ‘Glyn’ aka The Picture Framer’

My latest drawing in pencil on paper. Glyn is local to me and takes care of picture framing for most of my drawings.

‘Glyn’ aka The Picture Framer’

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‘Sarah Louise’ Pencil on paper

‘Sarah Louise’

Pencil on Paper 13 x 11.75 in

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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: 

   Head study on paper in pencil of a man

‘Les Jones aka Elsie’

Pencil on SVE paper 12 x 10 in

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New portrait drawing

A head study of Ed, added to the drawings page and a continuation in doing without colour with the sole intention of dealing with light and shade. Photo taken on my iphone whilst having a pint and talking nonsense in the local.

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

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