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 she won an Alfred Daniels Award for a narative painting at The Mall Galleries, London. In March 2015 she was elected to the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA).
"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.
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 chosen for selected exhibitions including those with: New English Art Club, Royal Society of British Artists and the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
Nicola Slattery is well known for her distinct style of figurative - narrative paintings. She also has a background in printmaking and has introduced many to the "Collograph" and "Drypoint techniques which she started teaching to other artists back in the 1980's. Since then many have taken up these simple and direct approaches to printmaking after discovering the techniques on one of her weekend art courses.
Original limited edition prints by Nicola Slattery can be found in galleries and have been reproduced in several printmaking books. "The Printmakers Cat" and "The Artful Hare" are both available from publishers Mascot Media.
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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 course are included in the course fee.
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.
Please click on the Weekend Art Courses button to learn more.
The twentieth annual Norwich Print Fair takes place 7th - 19th September 2015. Nicola Slattery will be exhibiting at least twelve new limited edition prints including 'Norfolk Couple' above and 'Hare' pictured below. If you would like to purchase any of the prints ahead of the fair please do contact the studio. To see more prints visit the: 'Recent Prints' page.
Nicola Slattery's painting "A House for Me" The painting features on the cover of the new collection of poems "House of Small Absences" by Anne-Marie Fyfe
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