Shapiro Fine Art

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

‘Into the Mist’ – Selected by the Royal Society of Marine Artists

This painting of HMS Trenchant is of a Trafalgar-class nuclear powered submarine.

Sometime ago, I painted the flagship to this submarine HMS Trafalgar  which was entered into a Navy Days exhibition in Plymouth, the exhibition was given over entirely to submarine pictures and the painting was sold as a result of the exhibition.

The painting of HMS Trenchant is seen here on trials, coming into Faslane, Scotland and was selected for exhibition at the Royal Society of Marine Artist at the Mall Galleries. I have the painting in my collection,although I would consider selling.

 

An oil painting of HMS Trenchant, first of the nuclear powered submarines (T-Class). On trials in Faslane.

‘Into the Mist’ HMS Trenchant

Oil on canvas 18 x 30 ins

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‘Late Summer’ Hathersage Derbyshire

Paintings from walks I’ve done.

On a misty day in late summer  it rained for most of the day, which was reduced to a drizzle in the early afternoon. In the Derwent Valley the village of Hathersage which is situated in the Peak District of Derbyshire, can just be seen in the distance looking back between the trees. To the right of the painting you can drop down a bank to the River Derwent, where you can cross the river by way of stepping stones which take you to the other side, and you can continue along a worn river path which takes you into the village of Shatton.

Landscape painting of a scene near Hathersage, Derbyshire

‘Late Summer’ Hathersage Derbyshire

Oil on canvas 12″ x 16″

Painting available to purchase.

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Charcoal and pencil portrait drawing

This is Phil who arrived in and now lives in my village. I first met up with Phil in my local pub and have since become good mates.

Another lesson in my dormant drawing skills and my latest drawing which I have added to a seperate page on my website, a lesson in light and shade where the use of colour is eliminated and where a black and white study stands on its own without being held together by colour.

 

‘Phil ‘ aka Pinhead’

 

Charcoal and pencil on paper 13.50 x 10.50

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‘Study of an Apple and Two Plums’

These small fruit studies make charming paintings and have proven to be popular amongst 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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