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’

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″

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‘ The River Teifi ‘ Cenarth Bridge’ Carmarthonshire

“Cenarth sits astride the Teifi – mostly in Carmarthenshire, but also partly in Ceredigion. There is a spectacular water fall 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

‘Sunday Afternoon’

‘Sunday Afternoon’, a young couple take a pony and carriage ride passing a thatched cottage in a quiet rural backwater of the Gloucestershire countryside. Beside the aesthetic charm of this picture, the object and fascination was to convey to the viewer the atmosphere of light and shade, and the strong contrast between bright sunshine and dark shadows where the sun fails to reach, where one is almost blinded when looking into the shadows.

An oil painting of a horse drawn carriage on a bright sunny day passing a Gloucestershire cottage in a quiet backwater

‘Sunday Afternoon’

Oil on canvas 16″ x 12″

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‘Llyn Gwynant and The Glyders’

A landscape painting 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″

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‘Lindisfarne’ Holy Island’

A sunset painting of a castle which sits on Lindisfarne also known as Holy Island in Northumbria on the North East Coast of England. I painted this scene of the castle along with a painting of Bamburgh Castle which sits on the same coast line, https://wp.me/p2Ijh6-1om and for some reason forgot to post the image. There is a monastery on Lindisfarne which was founded by the Irish monk Saint Aidan circa 634, the castle was actually built much later c.1550. With Holy Island being a very spiritual place I decided on this sunset depiction as opposed to the stormy, brooding setting of Bamburgh Castle. There is also a causeway leading to Holy Island, so you have to beat the tide on the way out otherwise you are stuck there for the night.

An oil painting of sun set scene of a castle in the North East of Englande Castle set on an Island

‘Lindisfarne’ Holy Island’ Northumberland

Painting available to purchase :: derek@shapirofineart.com

‘The River Wye’ Monsal Dale Derbyshire.

This painting,  oil on panel, was inspired while out walking at Monsal Dale which lies near Bakewell in Derbyshire. One of the most popular beauty spots in the Peak District, with absolutely fabulous dales scenery. As the title of the painting ‘The River Wye’ suggests, the walk took me much of the way along the banks of the river. I couldn’t resist this view along the valley which to me epitomises our beautiful English countryside.

 

Landscape painting of the River Wye with cattle watering in the river.

‘River Wye’ Monsal Dale Derbyshire.

Oil on panel 18″ x 24″

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‘Late Afternoon’ Twixt Rain and Shine’, The Lledr River, Dolwyddelan, North Wales

The inspiration behind this painting was taken whilst out walking along the River Lledr in North Wales. It was a glorious sunny day and  there came on a torrential rain storm which disappeared as soon as it came. I was struck in the change of light from very bright sunshine as the ground and foliage soaked up the rain, and the different greens became much darker and richer and took on as it so often does in the North Welsh landscape pearly looking green greys. I have to say that it is one of my favourite landscapes, so much so that even though I would probably sell it, it sits quite happily in my collection and hangs on the wall of my house.

An oil on canvas landscape painting of a River Scene in North Wales

‘Late Afternoon’ Twixt Rain and Shine’, The Lledr River, Dolwyddelan, North Wales

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‘Foggy Morning’

I sold this painting from my gallery, which is housed in a rural complex of North Staffordshire. There is a  driven pheasant shoot on an estate about half a mile away. The client who bought the painting is into field sports in a big way and is a member of the shoot.

An oil on canvas painting of a fieldsports man shooting pheasants on the second drive of a pheasant shoot with his labrador Peg dog sitting by his side

‘Foggy Morning’ 

Oil on canvas 20″ x 30″

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