Shapiro Fine Art

Traditional oil paintings by Fine Artist Derek Shapiro

‘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 with Blackberries’ 

Oil on panel 5 x 7 in

Painting sold

Commissions like this or any subject welcome for 2021, please get in touch on the form below.

‘The Prize Bull’

These Hereford bulls are magnificent animals and make great paintings. I had this particular painting hanging in my gallery window along with a painting of a head study https://wp.me/p2Ijh6-123  they were hanging in the window for less than a week, a farmer who happened to be passing by after a call at a cattle market called into the gallery and purchased them both. Lucky for me that they where hanging in the right place at the right time.

An oil painting on a panel of a pize Hereford Bull standing in a field
‘The Prize Bull’
Oil on panel 14″ x 20″

Commissions invited, any subject.

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New Drawing – Pot Bank Series

A further bottle oven saved and listed by the City Council and included in the Drawings Page https://wp.me/P2Ijh6-1O1 in the demise of the pottery industry.

Originally built in 1880 for the Smithfield Pottery manufacturers and decorators and taken over by Robert Sherwin Ltd. Robert Sherwin was a manufacturer of brushes mainly for the pottery industry and finally closed it’s doors after 50 years of business at the beginning of 1984. The site was purchased by the local authority and is now a Grade II listed building and is the only one of it’s kind to have survived in the Potteries.

‘Robert Sherwin Ltd’

Commissions welcome, any subject

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Limited Edition Print Offer

Strictly Limited To Just 30 Signed And Numbered Prints

I was commissioned to paint the original, https://wp.me/p2Ijh6-ui along with another still life painting, https://wp.me/p2Ijh6-DW by a client who appeared one day at the gallery. I liked the out come of the original so much, because of the varied challenging subject matter, the waxy look of the outdoor coat, the shotgun resting against the country chair, the brace of pheasants, along with the old cooking range set in a back scullery I decided to have a small number published. Should you like to take up this offer then fill out the form below and I will get back to you. There will be a reduction in the price if you would prefer to have it mounted and framed.

‘ Still Life of a Brace of Pheasants a Country Chair and a Shotgun’

Bird Paintings – ‘Barn Owl Stretching’

The most widely distributed owl in the world https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barn_owl , my most favorite of all owls and a real challenge to paint. More birds here https://wp.me/p2Ijh6-7n .

‘Barn Owl Stretching’

Oil on canvas panel 12 3/8 x 16 3/8 in

Painting sold, commissions invited, any subject. Fill the form out with your details.

Landscape Paintings -‘River Wye’ Monsal Dale Derbyshire

This painting was first posted https://wp.me/p2Ijh6-by, and is displayed in the Landscape Paintings gallery https://wp.me/p2Ijh6-6v without a frame. Here it is seen with a restored period frame. Although I think you can mix traditional with modern you are of course at liberty to change the frame to something more contemporary should you think it would better fit your interior.

Oil on panel 18 x 24 in Framed size 21.50 x 27.50 in

Painting available to purchase.

If you would like to commission a painting of a memorable scene fill out the form below with your details.

‘Frank’ aka ‘The Best Twister In Stafford’

My latest portrait study in charcoal of Frank. Earlier on I did a portrait study of Fred https://wp.me/p2Ijh6-2oH, the younger brother of Frank. As with Fred I have known Frank nearly all of my life and count him as one of my true and trusted friends.

‘Frank’ aka ‘The Best Twister In Stafford’

Pencil on paper 13 x 11 in

Commission a portrait, fill the form out below for details

More drawings here, https://wp.me/P2Ijh6-1O1

‘The Nuthatch’ (Sitta Europaea)

One of my favorite birds and a frequent visitor to my garden. I have an old pear tree in the middle of my garden and when ever they are about watch them on the pear tree going busily up and down hunting for insects hiding in the bark of the trunk. There just isn’t the time to paint all the things that I see.

The Nuthatch

‘The Nuthatch’

Oil on panel 16 x 12 ins

Painting available to purchase