Shapiro Fine Art

Traditional oil paintings by Fine Artist Derek Shapiro

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‘Maer Hall’ Maer Staffordshire

I painted this scene of Maer Hall for the present owners some years ago. I remember it being a cloudy day towards the end of a very hot summer, hence the scorched look of the paddock and banks of the lawns to the grounds of the hall, along with the owners horses a Palomino and Chestnut grazing in the paddock, I think this painting epitomizes the English country house.

An oil painting of an English country house with a view of the stable block to the right hand side and a Chestnut and Palomino horse grazing in the forground

Maer Hall Maer Staffordshire

In the past the Hall was much reduced in size and was originally owned by Josiah Wedgwood II, (son of Josiah Wedgwood) the famous potter. Charles Darwin the English naturalist, known as the father of evolution and author of the Origin of Species (1859) often visited Maer and went on to marry Josiah’s daughter Emma. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maer_Hall

Commissions such as this are invited, you can contact me with your details using the form below.

Landscape Painting ‘Italian Garden’

Commissioned by a client from London. After marrying and holding a reception in the garden the painting was presented as a surprise gift to celebrate their first wedding anniversary. I know the estate quite well as it is situated in my locality, the garden which is very formerly laid out reminded me very much of a Canaletto painting.

‘Italian Garden’

Oil on canvas 24 x 36 in

Commissions welcome, any subject



‘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

Commissions welcome, any subject

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 graze 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

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Oil painting of an Hereford Bull standing in a field

These Hereford bulls are magnificent animals and make great paintings. I had this particular painting hanging in my gallery window along with a painting of a head study which I may post at a later date. They were hanging in the window for less than a week, a farmer who happened to be passing by after a call at a cattle market called into the gallery and purchased them both. Lucky for me that they were hanging in the right place at the right time.

 

Full animal painting of an Hereford Bull posing in a field

‘The Prize Bull’

Oil on panel 14″ x 20″

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‘Charlie’ the Old Soldier’

An oil on canvas painting of an old retired working chocolate labrador dog

‘Charlie’ the Old Soldier’

Oil on canvas 14″ x 10″ (35.56 cm x 25.4 cm)

This is a commissioned painting of a beloved dog called Charlie. As well as a pet, Charlie led a busy life as a working peg dog, retrieving game for the client who shoots on the local pheasant shoot. As you can see with the grey mussel and eyes, I thought the title of the painting to be an apt description.

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‘A Quiet Backwater’ 

I discovered this scene of a thatched cottage in a place called Little Hazley which is situated in Oxfordshire, a virtually untouched part of our English landscape where time stands still. I changed the road from tarmac into a dirt path which I thought would be more fitting for this type of scene, beside  I don’t much like tamac in paintings! The painting was snapped up at an exhibition I had in Staffordshire.

 

‘A Quiet Backwater’

Oil on canvas 12″ x 16″ (30.48 cm x 40.64)

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