Shapiro Fine Art

Traditional oil paintings by Fine Artist Derek Shapiro

Posts from the ‘Landscape’ category

Oil painting of Eilean Donan Castle Scotland

One of the most iconic images of Scotland and recognised the world over. This romantic castle which is situated on an island on the West Coast of Scotland, where the lochs of Loch Duich, Loch Long and Loch Alsh meet is surrounded by some majestic scenery, one of the most visited castle’s and important attractions in the Scottish Highlands, a favourite haunt of mine on the West Coast that inspired me to paint on canvas and hangs in my gallery with a restored Victorian frame.

A romantic oil painting of a Castle on the West Coast of Scotland
‘By the Kyle of Lochalsh’ Eilean Donan Castle’

Oil on canvas panel

Painting available to purchase :: derek@shapirofineart.com

Commissions welcome, any subject

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

Should you be interested in this painting or like to commission a favourite landscape or any other subject you can contact me here

An oil painting of Llyn Gwynant and Yr Arran,in the Nant Gwynant Valley, North Wales

Llyn Gwynant is a natural lake situated in the Nant Gwynant Valley in  Snowdonia, North Wales. It is a very popular destination for kayaking and canoeing and in the summer season is a popular place for campers. With it’s beautiful landscape, one could spend a lifetime painting scenes of Wales and no doubt I will be downloading more images of my paintings of Wales in the future.

 

'Llyn Gwynant'. Nant Gwynant Valley. Snowdonia. North Wales. Oil on panel, 16 x 24 ins

‘Llyn Gwynant’. Nant Gwynant Valley. Snowdonia. North Wales.

Oil on panel, 16 x 24 ins

Painting available for purchase :: Contact me here

An English Country House

A past commission of a painting I did which typifies the English country house. Set in a dry late summer, note the sunburnt banks in front of the house and the field where the owners horses grazie happily in the paddock.

As I don’t paint to flatter and try to paint what I see, hence the dryness and sunburnt look of the grounds on this hazy late summer day.

 

A landscape painting on canvas of an English country house with two horses grazing in the paddock

‘Maer Hall’ Staffordshire

Oil on canvas 24 x 36 in

Commissions like this are invited for 2021

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‘Late Summer’ Hathersage Derbyshire

Paintings from walks I’ve done.

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.

Landscape painting of a scene near Hathersage, Derbyshire

‘Late Summer’ Hathersage Derbyshire

Oil on canvas 12″ x 16″

Painting available to purchase.

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‘ Classic Day Out ‘

Classic Day Out’ is  a water colour of Alan Davis, in his cherished MGB Roadster leaving Lewtrenchard Manor. Alan’s daughter, Catherine, commissioned me to do this painting. Alan now retired, has been in the motoring trade for 47 years, 30 of which were at the helm of his own business. He has completed many restorations of old MG’s and has been a member of the MG Club for over 40 years. Although I have never met Alan, through this painting I feel that I have got to know him partially. Alan used Lewtrenchard Manor the backdrop to the painting, for  business events as well as personal occasions, the  occasion this time, as the number plate say’s his 70th birthday. What a surprise.

 

Lewtrenchard Manor

‘Classic Day Out’

Watercolour

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‘10.45 to Newby Bridge Halt’

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.

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″

Commissions welcome for 2020, to get in touch please click here

 

‘ The River Teifi ‘ Cenarth Bridge’ Carmarthenshire

“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.

Ken and Amanda Edwards, who I didn’t know at the time, dropped in by chance at my gallery. They run a Bed and Breakfast business which is not  far from Cenarth Bridge. They were on route to the Potteries, Stoke-On-Trent, too purchase crockery for their B & B. Ken was impressed with my work on show at the gallery and it transpired that he was a keen amateur painter. We took an instant like to one another and before he and Amanda had left the gallery, arranged  B & B at their lovely farmhouse in exchange for some painting lessons.

I’ve visited Cenarth Bridge on numerous occasions in the past, but was unaware that Ken & Amanda lived close by, it seemed the obvious subject to use for Ken as a painting exercise.

I used sketches and photographs as a reference and did this painting back in my studio.

'The River Teifi', Cenarth Bridge' Camarthonshire

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‘Madeley Mill’

Herewith my latest painting, a local scene of Madeley Mill, which I have been threatening to do for some time, a significant feature and well-known landmark of the village of Madley 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.

An oil on canvas scenic landscape painting of an old grain mill viewed across the Mill pool with geese preening in the foreground

‘ Madeley Mill’ Madeley North Staffordshire

Oil on canvas panel 8″ x 12″

Available to purchase :: derek@shapirofineart.com