Derek Shapiro was born in Staffordshire and remains Staffordshire-based painter who covers a phenomenal range of subjects. His website at http://www.shapirofineart.com contains images of landscapes, animals, winter scenes and maritime – all painted in a traditional realist style.
His paintings of Osmaston are timeless – a bit like the village itself. He refers to it as a great place to go to when he feels stuck to do a painting.
He is based at the Country Gallery in Maer, Staffordshire and sells prints (including one of the Osmaston Cottage picture) and takes commissions through the Gallery and his website above