"Wild Imagination" is the next solo exhibition of recent paintings and limited edition prints by Nicola Slattery. It takes place at the Edmund Gallery, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, located next to the historic cathedral on Angel Hill and near the Pilgrims Kitchen (great for coffee and lunch) and the beautiful Abbey Gardens.
Friday 7th July to Thursday 20th July 2017 Open daily 10am - 6pm (Closing 5pm on 20th)
With the kind permission of the Dean and Chapter of St Edmundsbury Cathedral
Nicola Slattery was born in 1963 and graduated from Coventry Art School in 1986. A prolific, well known painter and printmaker, she has exhibited regularly and widely for many years in solo and group exhibitions across the UK and beyond.
"Book of Cats" Is one of several paintings by Nicola Slattery featured in the January issue of The Artist magazine on sale now. Order your copy online at: The Artist magazine
"The painting evolved from T.S. Eliot's poem about the enigmatic cat who is known by the name "Hidden Paw" The ambiguity of the subject is a perfect fit with Nicola's mysterious, atmospheric style."
The Artist, January 2017
In 2014 Nicola Slattery won "The Alfred Daniels' Personal Favourites Award" for a narrative painting at The Mall Galleries, London. She was elected to membership of the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) in 2015 and in March 2016 she was presented with The Artist Magazine Award. She is featured in the January 2017 issue of The Artist Magazine.
"Nicola's style seems natural and uncontrived, her imagery is ethereal, soft and contemplative, in the traditions of artists such as Marc Chagall or Odilon Redon."
Susie Hodge, The Artist magazine January 2017
"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
The two paintings above and the one below have been reproduced as greeting cards and are available to purchase online. You can get 3 lovely cards delivered (in the UK) for just £9.95. Alternatively order 6 cards at £2.50 each (+£2.50 p&p UK). The greeting cards are individually cellophane wrapped with envelope and are professionally printed in England with quality in mind. Order today to receive your cards within 3 to 7 days - please click here to learn more or to place an order: Greeting Cards
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 techniques, 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.
For details and links to galleries currently showing Nicola Slattery's work please see the page:
To see more examples of recent paintings available for sale and details including price and size please visit the page: Recent and Available Paintings
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 to pioneer and promote 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.
See the Work Published page for link
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.
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.
There are many wonderful places to stay nearby including friendly Farmhouse B&B's, Country Inns and even some fantastic camp sites with deer, hares and other wildlife all around.
"Wild Site" - an acrylic painting on wood panel. Available
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