Shapiro Fine Art

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

‘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″

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‘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″


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







‘Vèroniques Windowsill’

This painting was completed some time ago and was a pivotal point in my career. I have a Limited Edition print which is available on my site, if interested please click here. As well as being a turning point in what I was attempting to achieve with my painting, it turned out to be a bittersweet lesson in life.

French still life painting of a bottle of wine and cheese on a windowsill

‘Veroniques Windowsill’

Oil on canvas 16 x 20 in

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‘Lindisfarne’ Holy Island’

A sunset painting of a castle which sits on Lindisfarne also known as Holy Island in Northumbria on the North East Coast of England. I painted this scene of the castle along with a painting of Bamburgh Castle which sits on the same coast line, and for some reason forgot to post the image. There is a monastery on Lindisfarne which was founded by the Irish monk Saint Aidan circa 634, the castle was actually built much later c.1550. With Holy Island being a very spiritual place I decided on this sunset depiction as opposed to the stormy, brooding setting of Bamburgh Castle. There is also a causeway leading to Holy Island, so you have to beat the tide on the way out otherwise you are stuck there for the night.

An oil painting of sun set scene of a castle in the North East of Englande Castle set on an Island

‘Lindisfarne’ Holy Island’ Northumberland

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‘Blue and White’

This oil on canvas hangs in my kitchen along with blue and white earthenware which my wife collects, along with some bone china which I painted during my time with Coalport China before their timely demise. Everyday objects such as this earthenware which was mass produced in the Staffordshire pottery industry more often than not make for the best paintings.

‘Blue and White’

Oil on canvas panel 9.50″ x 15″

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‘The River Wye’ Monsal Dale Derbyshire.

This painting,  oil on panel, was inspired while out walking at Monsal Dale which lies near Bakewell in Derbyshire. One of the most popular beauty spots in the Peak District, with absolutely fabulous dales scenery. As the title of the painting ‘The River Wye’ suggests, the walk took me much of the way along the banks of the river. I couldn’t resist this view along the valley which to me epitomises our beautiful English countryside.


Landscape painting of the River Wye with cattle watering in the river.

‘River Wye’ Monsal Dale Derbyshire.

Oil on panel 18″ x 24″

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