Shapiro Fine Art

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

Portrait of the Golfer ‘Rory Mcllroy’

We are going to be gripped by the Open fever this week as the World’s greatest golf tournament gets underway at Royal Portrush. I hope that Rory Mcllroy will be victorious as I have a spot for Rory having painted his portrait recently.

This is the sort of bespoke piece that I can do for you if you are a golfer, or any other type of sportsperson or a general portrait of yourself come to think of it.

The reason that I chose to do a portrait of Rory is that he is a household name and recognisable by many and shows the likeness I can achieve.

Give me a call on 07746 001904 and I will explain the process – in the meantime, good luck Rory!

 

‘Rory Mcllroy’

Oil on canvas 24″ x 20″

Commissions invited for 2020, any subject.

 

 

 

 

 

The Fastest Steam Locomotive On The Planet

The Mallard, the world’s fastest steam engine passing through York Station. Brought out of mothballs and seen in 1988 when it took part in commemorations. Designed by Nigel Gresley , this loco holds the record for speed, on 3 July 1938, the A4 class locomotive Mallard raced down Stoke Bank at 126 mph to set a new steam locomotive world speed record, that still stands today.

The Mallard

‘ Mallard ‘

Oil on canvas 20 x 30 in

Available to purchase :: derek@shapirofineart.com

‘Theodor’ the Bay’

A commissioned painting (SELECT PAST WORKS, https://wp.me/p2Ijh6-1wU) of Theodor, a dark bay horse. I painted Theodor  some time ago for Brian Garbett who has become a close friend. Brian who has since retired was managing director and owner of Ramases Associates Ltd, a very successful business reinstating people’s lives and property after major disasters.Theodor belonged to Brian’s wife Louise, a lovely woman, who sadly passed away. Along with Theodor I have painted Brian and Louis’s house, which I have recently posted on Linkedin and the lake which Brian excavated out of land adjacent to the house.

 

Oil on canvas panel  20″ x 16″

Commissions welcome any subject, contact me here, with your details

‘ 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

Available for purchase :: derek@shapirofineart.com

‘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

‘Portrait of a Hereford Bull Resting’

This is my latest animal painting of a pollard Hereford Bull.

Hereford cattle, especially bulls make great paintings. I saw this magnificent beast relaxing in a field whilst out walking in Cumbria and immediately thought it would make for a great painting.

I painted this great beast sometime after back in my studio, I like the result and hope that you do to.

An oil portrait painting of an polarded Hereford Bull lying down in a field resting

‘Portrait of a Hereford Bull Resting’

Oil on canvas panel 8 x 10 in

Painting available to purchase

Commissions welcome,any subject :: To contact me, please click here.

 

 

 

 

 

‘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″

PAINTING SOLD

Commissions welcome,any subject. Further details please click here

 

 

‘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″

Painting available to purchase, contact me here 

Commissions welcome,any subject