Shapiro Fine Art

Traditional oil paintings by Fine Artist Derek Shapiro

Posts from the ‘Seascape Paintings’ category

‘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 while 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 in – 40.64 x 58.42 cm

Painting available to purchase

‘Into the Mist’

Selected by the Royal Society of Marine Artists

This painting of HMS Trenchant is of a Trafalgar-class nuclear powered submarine. Sometime ago, I painted the flagship to this submarine HMS Trafalgar (now decommissioned) which was entered into a Navy Days exhibition in Plymouth, the exhibition was given over entirely to submarine pictures and the painting of HMS Trafalgar was sold as a result of the exhibition.

The painting of HMS Trenchant is seen here on trials coming into Faslane, Scotland and was selected for exhibition at the Royal Society of Marine Artist at the Mall Galleries. I have the painting in my collection although I would consider selling.

An oil painting of HMS Trenchant, first of the nuclear powered submarines (T-Class). On trials in Faslane.
‘Into the Mist’

Oil on canvas 18 x 30 ins



‘The Young Lady,Departs for the Battle of Jutland’

An oil on canvas seascape painting if the super dreadnought, HMS Warspite, during the first world war. Seen here coaled up as she passes the forth bridge, in moonlight, on her way to the battle of Jutland

‘Moonlight Serenade’ HMS Warspite The Young Lady,Departs for the Battle of Jutland’ 

Oil on canvas 20 x 30 ins

HMS Warspite, the most famous British battleship of all time, passes through the Forth Bridge ready for action at the Battle of Jutland.

The painting  was commissioned by a private client and hangs in Canada.

Commissions welcome,any subject ::


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