Shapiro Fine Art

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

‘Portrait of a Seaforth Highlander’

The Seaforth Highlander, based on an old black and white photo of William Frederick Sutton, thought to be in the early 1930’s, commissioned by William’s son.

‘Portrait of a Seaforth Highlander’

‘William Frederic Sutton’

Mixed Media 10 x 7 in.

Commissioned painting

 

 

‘ Classic Day Out ‘

Classic Day Out’ is  a water colour of Alan Davis, in his cherished MGB Roadster leaving Lewtrenchard Manor. Alan’s daughter, Catherine, commissioned me to do this painting. Alan now retired, has been in the motoring trade for 47 years, 30 of which were at the helm of his own business. He has completed many restorations of old MG’s and has been a member of the MG Club for over 40 years. Although I have never met Alan, through this painting I feel that I have got to know him partially. Alan used Lewtrenchard Manor the backdrop to the painting, for  business events as well as personal occasions, the  occasion this time, as the number plate say’s his 70th birthday. What a surprise.

 

Lewtrenchard Manor

‘Classic Day Out’

Watercolour

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‘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 and Blackberries’ 

Oil on panel 5 x 7 in

Painting sold

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An Oil Painting Of A Woodsman Taking A Break

Scenes like this are seldom seen and I was extremely fortunate to find such a chance and put it to canvas. I came upon this scene whilst out walking at a place called Rodney’s Pillar. Rodney’s Pillar is set on a hilltop in Montgomeryshire about a mile from the boundary with Shropshire. The hilltop rises to 900 ft and at the top give spectacular 360 degree views across Shropshire, Cheshire and Wales. You can follow a path, open to the public, which takes you through woods on both sides and leads up to the hilltop.

There is also pheasant shooting during  the season and from October to January access is closed to the public on a shoot day. The woodsman in the painting was having a lunch break prior to which he had been working his blue roan, Dutch Draft mare, which was flattening bracken in the woods.

 

An oil painting of a Dutch Blue heavy horse and a woodsman taking a midday break.

‘The Woodsman’

Oil on canvas 12 x 16 ins

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‘Peckforton and Beeston Castle’ from Bunbry Cheshire’

I painted this scene for a client sometime ago who lives in the Cheshire countryside. It depicts the two castles in the distance across fields situated on the outskirts of Bunbry. As Bunbry lies on the Western Edge of the Cheshire plains I decided to paint this scene, with the castles in the distance, with plenty of sky in the style of the Dutch Masters.

‘Peckforton and Beeston Castle from Bunbury Cheshire’

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Courtyard setting at the Alhambra

If you get the chance, pay a visit to the Alhambra, a beautiful palace set in the hills in Granada Spain. The Alhambra was a real walled city, built by the Nasrid Kings in the last period of Muslim rule in Spain.

You could spend a lifetime painting scenes of the many entrances and secluded courtyards set within the palace, as well as unending views and sections set within the palace walls.

I was struck by this view of the Lindaraja Courtyard depicted in the painting and, this courtyard alone could have made me work for at least a dozen or more paintings.

‘Lindaraja Courtyard’ Alhambra. Granada. Spain

Oil on panel 10 x 8 ins

Commissioned Painting

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‘10.45 to Newby Bridge Halt’

42073 class, BR Fairburn pulls in at Newby Bridge railway station.

This steam engine is from the Lakeside Haverthwaite heritage railway and the train stops at Lakeside station where you can board a boat on Lake Windermere.

I took in Newby Bridge on a walk I did along a stretch of the River Leven, the bridge is situated on the southern end of Lake Windermere and after a coffee at the hotel set off from the station where I was lucky enough to see the train passing through the station.

An oil painting of a steam engine of the Lakeside Haverthwaite heritage railway stopping off at the Newby Bridge Halt railway station and on it's way to Lake Windermere

‘10.45 to Newby Bridge Halt’

Oil on canvas panel 8″ x 12″

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