Shapiro Fine Art

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

‘Sunday Afternoon’

An oil painting of a horse drawn carriage on a bright sunny day passing a Gloucestershire cottage in a quiet backwater

‘Sunday Afternoon’

Oil on canvas 16″ x 12″

Sunday afternoon a young couple take a pony and carriage ride passing a thatched cottage in a quiet rural backwater of the Gloucestershire countryside. Beside the aesthetic charm of this picture, the object and fascination was to convey to the viewer the atmosphere of light and shade, and the strong contrast between bright sunshine and dark shadows where the sun fails to reach, where one is almost blinded when looking into the shadows.

Commissions welcome,any subject. Further details please click here

 

 

‘Portrait of a Red Poll Bull’

An oil painting of a Red Poll Bull grazing in pasture land

‘Portrait of a Red Poll Bull’

Oil on canvas 10″ x 16″

This painting of the Red Poll will join other paintings of cattle which I have painted in the past.

There are ten breeds of native British cattle, this being the Red Poll which is a cross of the Norfolk Red and Suffolk Dun.

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‘Louie’

An oil painting of a light coloured Red Fox Labrador dog

‘Louie’

Oil on canvas panel 10″ x 8″

Commissioned portrait of a Fox Red Labrador

Your best friend painted in oils

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‘10.45 to Newby Bridge Halt’

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″

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.

‘ Chorlty ‘

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″

This painting is of ‘Chorlty’ the Border Terrier, if you would like to commission a painting of your best friend, then please get in touch.

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‘Winter’

Bone China Plaque 9″ Diameter

This painting  which is in my collection, although I would consider selling, was painted during my time at Coalport China.

Anybody interested can contact me here 

 

‘Early Morning Light’ Westzaan’ Netherlands

An oil painting of a windmill in the early morning with a pair of Mallard ducks landing in the dyke

‘ Early Morning Light’ Westzaan’ Netherlands 

Oil on panel 10″ x 14″

Here the second painting of a windmill scene set in Westzaan, a town in the Dutch province of North Holland in the municipality of Zaanstad.

This time the scene is set in the early morning just before full light.

More paintings of windmills will follow at a later date.

Commissions welcome,any subject, please click here 

‘Windmills in Westzaan’ Netherlands

An oil painting of three windmills in

‘Windmills in Westzaan’ 

Oil on panel 10″ x 14″

This painting set in late September on an overcast drizzly day is of some of the windmills situated in Westzaan, a town in the Dutch province of North Holland in the municipality of Zaanstad, which is about 8 miles northeast of Haarlem. Sometime ago an exhibition was held from October to January in a gallery near to Amsterdam where I was invited to show. The whole of the exhibition was given over to wildlife paintings where there were about 300 paintings on show.

Windmills in the Netherlands, of which they are plenty, are the most obvious things to paint and my time in Westzaan was spent visiting and recording some of these sights.

I’m partway through another painting of a windmill which I will be posting shortly.

Commissions welcome,any subject, please click here