Shapiro Fine Art

Collection of traditional oil paintings by Fine Artist Derek Shapiro. All subjects with an emphasis on commissioned work.

Posts from the ‘Landscape’ category

‘10.45 to Newby Bridge Halt’

An oil painting of a steam engine of the Lakeside Haverthwaite heritage railway stopping off at the Newby Bridge Halt railway station and on it's way to Lake Windermere

‘10.45 to Newby Bridge Halt’

Oil on canvas panel 8″ x 12″

42073 class, BR Fairburn pulls in at Newby Bridge railway station.

This steam engine is from the Lakeside Haverthwaite heritage railway and the train stops at Lakeside station where you can board a boat on Lake Windermere.

I took in Newby Bridge on a walk I did along a stretch of the River Leven, the bridge is situated on the southern end of Lake Windermere and after a coffee at the hotel set off from the station where I was lucky enough to see the train passing through the station.


Bone China Plaque 9″ Diameter

This painting  which is in my collection, although I would consider selling, was painted during my time at Coalport China.

Anybody interested can contact me here 


‘Early Morning Light’ Westzaan’ Netherlands

An oil painting of a windmill in the early morning with a pair of Mallard ducks landing in the dyke

‘ Early Morning Light’ Westzaan’ Netherlands 

Oil on panel 10″ x 14″

Here the second painting of a windmill scene set in Westzaan, a town in the Dutch province of North Holland in the municipality of Zaanstad.

This time the scene is set in the early morning just before full light.

More paintings of windmills will follow at a later date.

Commissions welcome,any subject, please click here 

‘Windmills in Westzaan’ Netherlands

An oil painting of three windmills in

‘Windmills in Westzaan’ 

Oil on panel 10″ x 14″

This painting set in late September on an overcast drizzly day is of some of the windmills situated in Westzaan, a town in the Dutch province of North Holland in the municipality of Zaanstad, which is about 8 miles northeast of Haarlem. Sometime ago an exhibition was held from October to January in a gallery near to Amsterdam where I was invited to show. The whole of the exhibition was given over to wildlife paintings where there were about 300 paintings on show.

Windmills in the Netherlands, of which they are plenty, are the most obvious things to paint and my time in Westzaan was spent visiting and recording some of these sights.

I’m partway through another painting of a windmill which I will be posting shortly.

Commissions welcome,any subject, please click here 





‘River Dove’ Mill Dale’ Derbyshire

Landscape oil painting of cattle watering in the River Dove in Mill Dale Derbyshire

‘River Dove’ Mill Dale Derbyshire 

Oil on canvas 14″ x 20″

Paintings from walks I’ve done.

I did this walk along the River Dove some time ago and at the time was minus my camera. I don’t normally paint from other peoples photography, on this occasion because it evoked the time of the walk and don’t suppose I shall do the Mill Dale walk again I made an exception and put it to canvas, the only difference being I decided to turn the cows round in my painting, I hope he won’t mind!

Painting available to purchase, for details please click here

Commissions welcome, any subject



‘Just Turned Out’ Newhey Farm’ Lancashire

An oil painting of a farmhouse in yorkshire with cows being driven down the lane and let out into the field.

‘ Just Turned Out’ Newhay Farm’ Lancashire

Oil on canvas 10″ x 30″

Commissioned painting

Comment from Richard Drake. 9 September 2017

This is the picture I commissioned for my dad’s birthday, the picture here doesn’t do it justice, Derek’s work is superb the detail is fantastic and my dad is very happy with it, we had a wonderful trip to Derek’s gallery to pick the picture up, his other work on display is fantastic and worth a visit if you want to check out his work before commissioning a picture or just looking for something for that empty spot on a wall

Commissions welcome any subject for 2018. Please click here




‘Walking the Dogs’ Lathkill Dale’ Derbyshire

Landscape painting of a scene in the Peak District of Derbyshire with a figure walking two Labrador dogs

‘Walking the Dogs’ Lathkill Dale’ Derbyshire

Oil on canvas 12″ x 16″

I’ve walked most of the Dales  and do agree that Lathkill Dale is one of the prettiest Dales in the  Peak District of Derbyshire .

On this particular stretch over the River Lathkill, by way of the bridge, there is a disused  mine where in bygone days they used to dig for tin. Now a peace full setting, one can only imagine what it must have been like in the days of mining for tin. It was the bridge that struck me which I thought would make for a good painting.

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‘Late Summer’ Hathersage Derbyshire

Landscape painting of a scene near Hathersage, Derbyshire

‘Late Summer’ Hathersage Derbyshire

Oil on canvas 12″ x 16″

On this 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.

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