Shapiro Fine Art

Traditional oil paintings by Fine Artist Derek Shapiro

Bird Paintings – ‘Barn Owl Stretching’

The most widely distributed owl in the world https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barn_owl , my most favorite of all owls and a real challenge to paint. More birds here https://wp.me/p2Ijh6-7n .

‘Barn Owl Stretching’

Oil on canvas panel 12 3/8 x 16 3/8 in

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Landscape Paintings -‘River Wye’ Monsal Dale Derbyshire

This painting was first posted https://wp.me/p2Ijh6-by, and is displayed in the Landscape Paintings gallery https://wp.me/p2Ijh6-6v without a frame. Here it is seen with a restored period frame. Although I think you can mix traditional with modern you are of course at liberty to change the frame to something more contemporary should you think it would better fit your interior.

Oil on panel 18 x 24 in Framed size 21.50 x 27.50 in

Painting available to purchase.

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‘Frank’ aka ‘The Best Twister In Stafford’

My latest portrait study in charcoal of Frank. Earlier on I did a portrait study of Fred https://wp.me/p2Ijh6-2oH, the younger brother of Frank. As with Fred I have known Frank nearly all of my life and count him as one of my true and trusted friends.

‘Frank’ aka ‘The Best Twister In Stafford’

Pencil on paper 13 x 11 in

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‘The Nuthatch’ (Sitta Europaea)

One of my favorite birds and a frequent visitor to my garden. I have an old pear tree in the middle of my garden and when ever they are about watch them on the pear tree going busily up and down hunting for insects hiding in the bark of the trunk. There just isn’t the time to paint all the things that I see.

The Nuthatch

‘The Nuthatch’

Oil on panel 16 x 12 ins

Painting available to purchase

Drawings-Pot Bank Series (2)

This second drawing of Price and Kensington is looking up the Trent and Mersey canal, the canal was used by barges which were loaded with ware and taken around the country, it was also used to bring in kaolin (china clay) to the various pottery manufacturers. As well as pottery the canal was used by other industries to get their raw materials and to move other goods about in large volumes. Nowadays hardly any freight is carried on the canal, but it is a main link between so many of the other canals that are used for pleasure boating.

Price and Kensington was founded in 1896 by the Price brothers, they produced earthenware, specializing in table top accessories and teapots.

Price and Kensington

Pencil on card

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‘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 whist 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″

Painting available to purchase

‘Llyn Gwynant and The Glyders’

A landscape painting from one of my favorite haunts 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″

Painting available to purchase.

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Drawings – Pot Bank Series (1)

This is the first in a series of Pot Bank drawings left over during the destruction of Stoke On Trent’s pottery industry, in which in 1979, over 20,000 people subsequently lost their jobs. In earlier times most of Stoke On Trent was covered with these bottle ovens bellowing out smoke after being fired up and Stoke On Trent was quickly known as the Potteries, the place to get your china and earthenware from. The larger factories were owned by a smaller group and had been in the family for generations, sadly or not, most are no longer with us during the demise of the pottery industry.

‘Price and Kensington’

Pencil on paper

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