Shapiro Fine Art

Traditional oil paintings by Fine Artist Derek Shapiro

‘Maer Hall’ Maer Staffordshire

I painted this scene of Maer Hall for the present owners some years ago. I remember it being a cloudy day towards the end of a very hot summer, hence the scorched look of the paddock and banks of the lawns to the grounds of the hall, along with the owners horses a Palomino and Chestnut grazing in the paddock, I think this painting epitomizes the English country house.

An oil painting of an English country house with a view of the stable block to the right hand side and a Chestnut and Palomino horse grazing in the forground

Maer Hall Maer Staffordshire

In the past the Hall was much reduced in size and was originally owned by Josiah Wedgwood II, (son of Josiah Wedgwood) the famous potter. Charles Darwin the English naturalist, known as the father of evolution and author of the Origin of Species (1859) often visited Maer and went on to marry Josiah’s daughter Emma. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maer_Hall

Commissions such as this are invited, you can contact me with your details using the form below.

Landscape Painting ‘Italian Garden’

Commissioned by a client from London. After marrying and holding a reception in the garden the painting was presented as a surprise gift to celebrate their first wedding anniversary. I know the estate quite well as it is situated in my locality, the garden which is very formerly laid out reminded me very much of a Canaletto painting.

‘Italian Garden’

Oil on canvas 24 x 36 in

Commissions welcome, any subject



‘Whitmore Church’ Oil painting

This is a past painting of Saint Mary and All Saints Parish Church situated in Staffordshire, near to Newcastle Under Lyme. I was commissioned to paint the church by clients who’s son got married there and as the clock states at half past one on a sunny afternoon.

‘Saint Mary and All Saints Parish Church’

Oil on canvas

Commissions welcome, any subject

Drawings – Charcoal portrait study on paper.

It is said that you can count your true and trusted friends on one hand, this is one of them, I have known Fred for a lifetime who is a fine human being and has been added to my drawings page.

‘Fred’ aka Super Soul’

Pencil on paper 11.50 x 8.50 in

Commissions welcome, ask for details

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Charcoal Portrait Drawing

This is Don my latest drawing in charcoal which I have added to the drawings page, with the main aim of reviving my drawing skills and to deal with the observation of light and shade, in portraying the human head during the Covid pandemic.

‘Don aka ‘The Silver Fox’

Pencil on paper 8.50 x 11.50 in

Commissions welcome, ask for details

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Oil painting of Eilean Donan Castle Scotland

One of the most iconic images of Scotland and recognised the world over. This romantic castle which is situated on an island on the West Coast of Scotland, where the lochs of Loch Duich, Loch Long and Loch Alsh meet is surrounded by some majestic scenery, one of the most visited castle’s and important attractions in the Scottish Highlands, a favourite haunt of mine on the West Coast that inspired me to paint on canvas and hangs in my gallery with a restored Victorian frame.

A romantic oil painting of a Castle on the West Coast of Scotland
‘By the Kyle of Lochalsh’ Eilean Donan Castle’

Oil on canvas panel

Painting available to purchase :: derek@shapirofineart.com

Commissions welcome, any subject

Oil on canvas panel of ‘Madeley Mill’

A local scene of Madeley Mill, a significant feature and well-known landmark of the village of Madeley 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.

Madeley Mill

Oil on canvas panel 8 x 12 in

Should you be interested in this painting or like to commission a favourite landscape or any other subject you can contact me here

An oil painting of Llyn Gwynant and Yr Arran,in the Nant Gwynant Valley, North Wales

Llyn Gwynant is a natural lake situated in the Nant Gwynant Valley in  Snowdonia, North Wales. It is a very popular destination for kayaking and canoeing and in the summer season is a popular place for campers. With it’s beautiful landscape, one could spend a lifetime painting scenes of Wales and no doubt I will be downloading more images of my paintings of Wales in the future.

 

'Llyn Gwynant'. Nant Gwynant Valley. Snowdonia. North Wales. Oil on panel, 16 x 24 ins

‘Llyn Gwynant’. Nant Gwynant Valley. Snowdonia. North Wales.

Oil on panel, 16 x 24 ins

Painting available for purchase :: Contact me here