Shapiro Fine Art

Traditional oil paintings by Fine Artist Derek Shapiro

Animal Paintings – ‘Pickle’

Pickle is a 2 year old bitch. Her mother was a Poodle x Bichon cross and her father was a Jack Russell x Pomeranian cross and a most loyal little character.

Commissioned as a birthday gift for the client, what a surprise.

‘Pickle’

Oil on Linen canvas panel 8.25 x 11 in

Commissions welcome, any subject.

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Commissions invited for 2021

One of my favourite common garden birds. I sold this painting from the wall of my North Staffordshire gallery to a very nice couple from Scotland, who were on holiday and paid me a visit at the gallery.

The Chaffinch
‘Common Chaffinch’ (Fringilla coelebs)
Oil on panel 6 x 8 in
Commissions are invited for 2021, any Genre.

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‘Late Afternoon’ Twixt Rain and Shine’.

This painting was inspired whilst out walking in North Wales and depicts a stretch of the River Lledr (The Afon Lledr pronounced in Welsh) and is situated in the north-west in the Conwy valley.

As the title of the painting suggests, it came onto rain during a lovely sunny day and for a brief moment turned the banks of the river and foliage of the trees into deep rich greens and the background hills took on a misty bluish grey and all cleared away as quick as it came.

'Late Afternoon' Twixt Rain and Shine', The Lledr River, Dolwyddelan, North Wales. Landscape oil painting set in the Lledr valley in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park
‘Late Afternoon’ Twixt Rain and Shine’
The Lledr River, Dolwyddelan, North Wales

Oil on prepared panel 18 x 29.50 in

Painting available to purchase or commission a favourite scene.

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‘An Teallach and Little Loch Broom’ Cattle Watering’

‘This fabled mountain is perhaps the most impressive in Britain, and gives a day of drama and views that will live in the memory forever. An Teallach is a mountain in Scotland. It lies to the southwest of Dundonnell and overlooks Little Loch Broom, in an area often nicknamed the “great wilderness”. An Teallach means ‘The Anvil’ or ‘The Forge’ in Scottish Gaelic; although most scholars claim the latter is most correct as the mountain’s name refers more to the colour of the terrain in certain lighting conditions, rather than shape.’

I discovered An Teallach whilst on holiday in the West Coast of Scotland. Some people that paid me a visit at my gallery in Staffordshire owned a cottage in Gruinard in Wester Ross, and I painted a picture for them in exchange for two weeks  stay in their cottage. The painting here was executed some time after back in my studio and is essentially an exhibition painting. It would be technically impossible to paint anything like this on the spot.

'An Teallach and Little Loch Broom' Cattle Watering'

‘An Teallach and Little Loch Broom’ Cattle Watering’

Oil on canvas 24″ x 36″

Commissions invited, any subject

‘Cottage at Osmaston’ Derbyshire

I discovered this cottage whilst out walking in the small hamlet of Osmaston which is situated between Uttoxeter and Ashbourne in the County of Derbyshire. Osmaston has numerous thatched cottages, some that I have painted before such as ‘Lane End’, which is around the corner from this painting. With the privilege of artists licence I renamed it Lane End as it is situated at the bottom of the lane leading to farm fields. With artists licence I changed the tarmac to a dirt lane because I don’t much like tarmac in my paintings and, added the Rhode Island Red chickens and the figure having just fed them leaving the scene.

An oil painting on a panel of a thatched cottage in a small hamlet with chickens feeding in the foreground.
‘Cottage at Osmaston’

Oil on panel

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‘ Chorlty ‘ Your Best Friend Painted In Oil

This is a painting of a pet dog called Chorlty, here you see him standing in his favourite spot with front feet on his chair next to the window. In the Terrier group, the Border Terrier is a small rough coated breed of dog. Initially bred because of their fearless nature, as a fox and vermin hunter. They are very affectionate, intelligent and obedient and make ideal pets.

An oil painting of a Border Terrier standing with it's front legs on a chair, looking out
‘Chorlty’

Oil on canvas panel 10″ x 8″

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Still Life Paintings – A Pair of Apples and Gooseberries (2)

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.

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A Pair of Apples and Gooseberries (2)

Oil on panel 5 x 7 ins

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