Shapiro Fine Art

Traditional oil paintings by Fine Artist Derek Shapiro

Posts from the ‘Landscape’ category

‘Late Summer’ Hathersage Derbyshire


On a misty day in late summer it rained for most of the day, which was reduced to a drizzle in the early afternoon. In the Derwent Valley the village of Hathersage which is situated in the Peak District of Derbyshire, can just be seen in the distance looking back between the trees. To the right of the painting you can drop down a bank to the River Derwent, where you can cross the river by way of stepping stones which take you to the other side, and you can continue along a worn river path which takes you into the village of Shatton, it makes for a good circular walk.

Landscape painting of a scene near Hathersage, Derbyshire
‘Late Summer’ Hathersage Derbyshire

Oil on canvas 12 x 16 in – 30.84 x 40.64 cm


The historical village of Maer ‘St Peter’s Church’ (1)

St Peter’s Church is situated in a small rural village close to my gallery, the painting was commissioned by a lovely couple who sometime ago got married in the church.

“Its main feature is the large 17th-century stone built country house, Maer Hall, built on a slope above a lake or “mere”, gave the house and estate its name. The Hall became the home of Josiah Wedgwood II and was frequently visited by his nephew Charles Darwin, who went on to marry Josiah’s daughter Emma at St. Peter’s Church, which stands higher on the hillside close to the Hall. When she was young Emma helped her older sister Elizabeth with the Sunday School, which was held in Maer Hall laundry, giving sixty village children their only formal training in reading, writing and religion. The grave of Josiah Wedgwood II and his wife Elizabeth in the churchyard, has a view down over the Hall”.

‘St Peter’s Church’

 Oil on linen canvas panel 25.4 cm x 35.56 cm


‘Whitmore Church’ Oil painting

This is a past painting of Saint Mary and All Saints Parish Church situated in Staffordshire, near to Newcastle Under Lyme. I was commissioned to paint the church by clients who’s son got married there and as the clock states at half past one on a sunny afternoon.

‘Saint Mary and All Saints Parish Church’

Oil on canvas 20.32 x 30.48 cm


‘Early Morning Light’ Westzaan’ Netherlands

An early morning painting of a windmill set in Westzaan, a town in the Dutch province of North Holland in the municipality of Zaanstad. I had an exhibition of wild life paintings in Westzaan and did this painting sometime after back in my studio, the whole of the exhibition was devoted to wild life paintings. .

An oil painting of a windmill in the early morning with a pair of Mallard ducks landing in the dyke
‘ Early Morning Light’

Oil on panel 25.4 x 35.56 cm

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Oil on canvas panel of ‘Madeley Mill’

A local scene of Madeley Mill, a significant feature and well-known landmark of the village of Madeley which is situated in North Staffordshire. An old grain Mill built in the 19th Century and to be demolished roundabout 1980, saved by the developers and converted into apartments.

‘Madeley Mill’

 Oil on canvas panel 8 x 12 in 20.32 x 30.84 cm

Painting available to purchase you can contact me on the form below.

‘The River Teifi’, Cenarth Bridge’ Camarthonshire Wales.

“Cenarth sits astride the Teifi – mostly in Carmarthenshire, but also partly in Ceredigion. There is a spectacular waterfall and salmon leap and is one of the best places to see the coracles. In fact, annual coracle races take place in Cenarth at the end of July. The picturesque 200 year old bridge is an attraction in itself and features in most tourist brochures of Wales. The walk beside the famous falls enables you to meander for some distance beside the peaceful Teifi.

'The River Teifi', Cenarth Bridge' Camarthonshire a landscape painting, oil on canvas with a fisherman fishing for salmon
‘The River Teifi’, Cenarth Bridge’

Oil on canvas panel 11 x 15 in 27.94 x 38.1 cm



‘The Old Way’

I just love these gentle giants that used to plow the fields in bygone days. I often think I was born in the wrong period for past times without the trappings of modern life always make for more pleasing paintings, especially if you are a traditional painter.

' The Old Way '
‘The Old Way’
Oil on canvas 14 x 20 in

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Landscape Paintings -‘River Wye’ Monsal Dale Derbyshire

This painting was first posted, and is displayed in the Landscape Paintings gallery 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.

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‘Dartmouth Castle’ Squally Weather Coming In’

Dartmouth Castle , was built to protect Dartmouth harbour in Devon and the earliest part of the castle dates back to the 1380s and was built in response to a French attack.

Whilst holidaying in the South West we took in a day at Dartmouth and the weather turned to rain with a storm coming in. You can take a boat from the castle into Dartmouth town, and I remember asking the boatman to row out into choppy waters to take in this scene of the castle. This is a dour painting of Dartmouth Castle and I have an obsession for realism in attempting to paint the elements as is but I don’t think I would go as far as the famous artist J.M.W Turner, the landscape artist, in being lashed to a mast and witnessing a full force storm whist out at sea !

Landscape painting of Dartmouth Castle with a yacht sailing in with squally weather on the way
‘Dartmouth Castle’ Squally Weather Coming In’

Oil on canvas panel 16″ x 23″

Painting available to purchase

‘Llyn Gwynant and The Glyders’

A landscape painting from one of my favorite haunts which depicts a view looking across Llyn Gwynant to the Glyder Mountains in the distance. Llyn Gwynant is situated in the Snowdonia National Park Gwynedd North Wales. Across the lake you can camp in Ddôl Fach which is an ideal place for canoeing and kayaking as well as a popular place for walkers.

An oil on canvas landscape painting of a view across Llyn Gwynant to Glyder Mountains in Snowdonia National Park Gwynedd North Wales
‘Llyn Gwynant and the Glyders’ North Wales

Oil on canvas 14″ x 20″

Painting available to purchase.

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