Shapiro Fine Art

Traditional oil paintings by Fine Artist Derek Shapiro

‘Still Life of a Brace of Pheasants a Country Chair and Shotgun’

After seeing my work on my website I received a contact form and was commissioned to paint this picture with the following brief.

Hello We have often admired your paintings. We have two gold coloured ornate frames. The measurements being. Overall frame size 39cm H by 34cm W Canvas View size 29cm H by 24cm W Rear fitting size 30.5cm H by 25.5cm W The pictures are for a dining room. 1) Picture of grapes, plumbs and a wine glass on a rustic table or cheese board. (  2) Picture of a brace of shot pheasants draped over a country house chair with shot gun leaning against it. In both cases we would be open to suggestions. We would be interested in whether or not this is something you would consider doing. We accept that charges would be dictated by time and detail going into each picture but a rough idea of price would be helpful. This would help us decide if this is the route to go. Kind regards Eddy


'Still Life of a Brace of Pheasants a Country Chair and Shotgun' Oil on canvas 10 x 8 ins
‘A Brace of Pheasants a Country Chair and Shotgun’

Oil on canvas 10 x 8 in

Commissions accepted all subjects

Still Life-Hanging Partridge With Garlic

An oil painting of a brace of French Partridge, along with Garlic bulbs on a stone shelf ready for the pot.

Oil on canvas 20 x 16 ins
‘A Brace of French Partridge’

Oil on canvas 20 x 16 in

This painting is in my collection but I would consider selling. should.

Should you be interested then please get in touch.

Commissions are welcome any subject.

Gladstone Pottery Museum

A pencil drawing of the Gladstone pottery which was owned by the Shelley family after it lay in dereliction.

First opened by the Shelley family in 1787, a pottery factory producing earthenware and out sourcing plates and dishes made by Josiah Wedgewood of Etruria, Stoke On Trent. The pottery closed in 1970 and was saved from demolition some ten years after it last fired its bottle ovens and finally opened as a working museum in 1974, in the 1990s ownership passed to Stoke-on-Trent City Council.

‘ Gladstone Pottery Museum’

Commissions invited, any subject. Please fill out the form with your details.

The Fastest Steam Locomotive On The Planet

‘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 ‘ Passing through York Station

Oil on canvas 20 x 30 in

Available to purchase ::

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Drawings – Derelict Bottle Ovens

This is drawing number five of derelict listed Bottle Ovens where over 20,000 people lost their jobs.

Johnson Brothers pottery was one of the most successful Staffordshire potteries, importing many of their tableware products across the pond to the United States, doing so successfully for seven decades from the 1890s to the 1960s with the loss of 1000 jobs They finally ceased trading in 2003 and production was moved overseas to China and finally ceased in 2015.

The factory was demolished in 2004 and the two remaining Bottle Ovens where listed in 1987. Yet another sad demise of the Pottery Industry of Stoke On Trent.

‘Johnson Brothers’

Pencil on card.

Commissions invited, any subject. Please fill out the form with your details.

‘Five Minutes’

A past painting I did for one of the Beaters that used to work on the shoot behind my gallery in North Staffordshire. A Signed Limited Edition Print of this painting is available on request.

‘Five Minutes’

Oil on canvas 24″ x 36″

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‘The Old Way’

I just love these gentle giants that used to plow the fields in bygone days. I often think I was born in the wrong period for past times without the trappings of modern life always make for more pleasing paintings, especially if you are a traditional painter.

' The Old Way '
‘The Old Way’
Oil on canvas 14 x 20 in

Available to purchase ::

‘Study of a Fallen Apple’

This windswept apple was collected from the bottom of my garden. I’ve no idea of the name of this particular apple, for the tree that it came from was in my garden for some time before I came here. It was a good eater and probably came out of a Cox’s. Another bonus about painting still life fruit pictures is you get to eat the props.

A still life painting of a fallen apple and blackberries on a natural ground and a mossy background
‘Study of a Fallen Apple with Blackberries’ 

Oil on panel 5 x 7 in

Painting sold

Commissions like this or any subject welcome for 2021, please get in touch on the form below.

‘The Prize Bull’

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  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 where hanging in the right place at the right time.

An oil painting on a panel of a pize Hereford Bull standing in a field
‘The Prize Bull’
Oil on panel 14″ x 20″

Commissions invited, any subject.

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New Drawing – Pot Bank Series

A further bottle oven saved and listed by the City Council and included in the Drawings Page in the demise of the pottery industry.

Originally built in 1880 for the Smithfield Pottery manufacturers and decorators and taken over by Robert Sherwin Ltd. Robert Sherwin was a manufacturer of brushes mainly for the pottery industry and finally closed it’s doors after 50 years of business at the beginning of 1984. The site was purchased by the local authority and is now a Grade II listed building and is the only one of it’s kind to have survived in the Potteries.

‘Robert Sherwin Ltd’

Commissions welcome, any subject

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