Nicola Slattery was born in 1963 and graduated from Coventry Art School in 1986. A prolific and well known painter and printmaker, she has exhibited regularly and widely for many years in solo and group exhibitions across the UK and beyond.
In 2014 Nicola Slattery won "The Alfred Daniels' Personal Favourites Award" for a narrative painting at The Mall Galleries, London. She was elected to the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) in 2015 and in March 2016 she was presented with The Artist Magazine Award.
"archetypal figures of compelling enigmatic inwardness"
Philip Vann, art critic and author of numerous books on modern British and Irish Art.
"..can hardly be bettered as expressions of a fertile imaginative fantasy"
Nicholas Usherwood, Galleries Magazine. April 2015
"This is magical art, pure, humorous and strong".
Sister Wendy Beckett, Television art commentator, March 2007
Nicola Slattery works with imagination, feelings and emotions as a painter and printmaker. Her paintings are in public, private and corporate collections around the world.
'Self Portrait with Leaves' - this painting was acquired by the Ruth Borchard Collection in 2015. To find out more about this amazing collection of self portraits visit: www.ruthborchard.org
Painting with acrylic on wood or printmaking using the drypoint and collagraph technique, Nicola Slattery creates figurative narative images from imagination. Her paintings have enjoyed wide audiences and favourable reviews. They have been included in many selected exhibitions including those with: New English Art Club, Royal Society of British Artists and the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
The Bircham Gallery in Holt, North Norfolk currently has an exhibition: Works by Selected Members of the Royal Society of British Artists which continues until 5th October.
Above: "The Entertainers" - a drypoint limited edition print. Currently exhibited with Bircham Gallery, Holt, North Norfolk.
Nicola Slattery is well known for her distinct style of figurative - narrative paintings. She also has a background in printmaking and has introduced many people to the "Collagraph" and "Drypoint" techniques which she started teaching back in the 1980's. Since then many artists have taken up these simple and direct approaches to printmaking after discovering the techniques on one of her weekend art courses or holidays, or reading her articles on them in national art magazines. These techniques are now popular and in widespread use.
"In an age where fashion is often for all things digital, I' m pleased to have helped pioneer these hand made printmaking techniques . Although most of my energy now flows into painting there is a deep and continuing link with printmaking and I often return to these simple and direct methods of 'mark making'.
Original limited edition prints by Nicola Slattery can be found in galleries and have been reproduced in several printmaking books including: "The Printmakers Cat", "The Artful Hare", "The Little Chicken Book" and "The Elegant Fowl" - available from publishers Mascot Media.
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Learn to paint or discover printmaking on a weekend painting or printmaking art course.
Nicola Slattery runs several popular weekend art courses each year at a lovely venue on the Norfolk and Suffolk border. All art materials needed for the weekend art courses are included in the course fee.
These weekend art courses have been enjoyed by many people of varying artistic experience and ability. Some are complete beginners while others are keen to explore new ideas, artistic techniques and approaches. The weekend painting courses have a particilar focus on painting using acrylics and ideas from imagination. The weekend printmaking courses teach collagraph and drypoint techinques.
There are many lovely places to stay nearby. Enjoy a lovely art break with a tutor who enjoys teaching art and has many years of experience teaching all levels of ability including complete beginners and artists looking for new approaches to art.
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