Shapiro Fine Art

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

‘Study of a Gun and Spaniel’

A watercolour sketch of a man shooting pheasants with a spaniels sitting eagerly by

‘Study of a gun and spaniel’

Sepia watercolour sketch

Study in watercolour, worked up in sepia, from a sketch out in the field.

More of these shooting studies in sepia will be posted soon.

Commissions welcome, any subject.

 

‘Portrait of a Galloway Bull’

An oil painting of a Galloway Bull along with Galloway cows in pasture land with a Crow standing in the foreground

‘Portrait of a Galloway Bull’

Oil on canvas

The Galloway is one one of the oldest and purest of our native cattle breeds and the world’s longest established breeds of beef cattle, named after the Galloway region of Scotland, where it originated, during the 17th century.

This commissioned painting along with other breeds of cattle is to hang in a Country Inn.

Commissions welcome, any subject

To get in touch, please click here

‘Sunday Afternoon’

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″

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.

Commissions welcome,any subject. Further details please click here

 

 

‘Portrait of a Red Poll Bull’

An oil painting of a Red Poll Bull grazing in pasture land

‘Portrait of a Red Poll Bull’

Oil on canvas 10″ x 16″

This painting of the Red Poll will join other paintings of cattle which I have painted in the past.

There are ten breeds of native British cattle, this being the red poll which is a cross of the Norfolk Red and Suffolk Dun.

Other paintings please click here

 

‘Louie’

An oil painting of a light coloured Red Fox Labrador dog

‘Louie’

Oil on canvas panel 10″ x 8″

Commissioned portrait of a Fox Red Labrador

Your best friend painted in oils

To contact Derek, click here

‘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.

‘ Chorlty ‘

An oil painting of a Border Terrier standing with it's front legs on a chair, looking out

‘Chorlty’

Oil on canvas panel 10″ x 8″

This painting is of ‘Chorlty’ the Border Terrier, if you would like to commission a painting of your best friend, then please get in touch.

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‘Winter’

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