Shapiro Fine Art

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

‘Study of an Apple and Two Plums’

These small fruit studies make charming paintings and have proven to be popular among’st collectors. There are over 1200 varieties of English Apple, they have enchanting names: Acklam Russets, Barnack Beauty, Nutmeg Pippin, Knobby Russet…and many more.

The inspiration for these paintings stems from the stylised fruit that I was trained to paint during my time working for Coalport China.

Studies, such as these , which I paint today, have much more realism. I have a grower of various varieties of apple locally and can set them up in the studio and work from life.

There is no substitute for observation than working from nature, nature being our greatest teacher.

‘An Apple and Two Plums’ 

Oil on canvas 5 x 7 in 🔴

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‘The Pearl Earring’

Every picture tells a story

An interior of a summer house, on the table sit two glasses and a bottle of red wine, Chateaunerf Du Pap, perhaps a favourite wine? A reading book has been put down; a pearl earring and button have been placed on the table, what is going on in this painting? It is down to the viewer to decide. Would you like  a still life painting made up of your favourite wine, accompanied by objects which have real meaning to you?

A Still life oil painting of a bottle of chateauneuf du pape wine, a pearl earring, a button and reading book, set inside a summer house

‘The Pearl Earring’

Oil on panel 12 x 8.75 in NFS

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‘Véroniques Windowsill’

COMMISSIONS SUCH AS THIS UNDERTAKEN

Your favorite wine and cheese along with some personal objects which have a special meaning to you, if your not into still life perhaps a landscape of a memorable scene or a portrait of your best friend.

‘Véroniques Windowsill’

 Oil on canvas 20 x 24 ins NFS

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‘Jaffy’ the Wire Haired Fox Terrier’

I posted this painting of Jaffy to Canada just before Christmas a gift to the clients Mother and received this message recently;

Hi Derek…

My mom was delighted with the picture.  The detail is amazing, and his expression which is so key to a wire fox terrier is perfect.  The colour is spot on, including the black shading around his ears.  It’s wonderful how the coat texture is so clear, including the waves on his beard, and even the little wispy bits.  My mom declared it to be the “best Christmas gift ever”!  Oh…..one other thing, Jaffy’s registered name is Brocolitia Make Me Proud.   He was actually born with in England and exported to Canada at 6 months.

Thank you so much!

Sent from my iPad

Commissioned oil portrait of a Wire Haired Fox Terrier head study oportrait oil painting of

‘Jaffy’ the Wire Haired Fox Terrier’ 

Oil on panel 8 x 6 in

Commissioned Painting

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‘Hattie’

This drawing is of Hattie, short for Harriet, to be presented to my youngest daughter and partner Steve on Christmas day. Earlier on I decided to revive my dormant drawing skills and have included this picture of Harriet to my drawings page https://wp.me/P2Ijh6-1O1 , hope you like it.

 

‘Hattie’ Charcoal on Paper 16 x 13 in

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‘The Song Thrush’ Turdus Philomelos

I used to see and here these lovely songsters in my garden frequently. Sadly they are now in serious decline, especially on farm land, and according to the R S P B it is now a  Red List species and globally threatened.

 

'The Song Thrush' Turdus philomelos Oil on panel 8 x 6 ins

‘The Song Thrush’ Turdus philomelos

Oil on panel 8 x 6 ins

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‘Study of a Conference Pear and Grapes’

My latest still life painting of a pear with a bunch of grapes which sits on top of an old Victorian scrub top sideboard in a Victorian scullery, yet to be framed and to go into an exhibition planned for next year.

 

‘Study of a Conference Pear and Grapes’

Oil on panel 5.50 x 7.50 in

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