Coming up soon:
- Weekend Art Course: Printmaking Weekend 18/19 May - places
- Open Studio Norfolk 25/26/27 May, 1/2 and 8/9 June
- The Collectors' Selection: 2013 Open House Exhibition, Hove.
- Weekend Art Course: Painting with Acrylics 15/16 June - places
- Midsummer Art Fair Teddington 21/22/23 June
“I like art that makes me feel better for having viewed it and I hope people feel that way about my work...." Nicola Slattery quoted in: "How Artists See People" published by Green Pebble 2011.
Open Studio - as part Norfolk & Norwich Open Studio's Nicola Slattery is opening her studio to visitors 25/26/27 May, 1/2 and 8/9 June 11am - 6pm. Find Alburgh (near Harleston) and then find Mill Road - on the way out of the village towards the North. Then follow the signs! As well as recent paintings and prints there are earlier works, cream teas and violins!
The Collectors' Selection 2013 Open House Exhibition includes paintings from 11 artists including Nicola Slattery and sculpure from 7 others. It takes place at 43 Hove Park Villas, Hove BN3 6HH and is open all weekends in May including Bank Holidays. 11am - 6pm. Tel: 07917 888997 for details.
The distinct narrative style of painting and printmaking of Nicola Slattery is well known to many interested in contemporary art. She has inspired and influenced many other artists and tutors a small number of weekend art courses each year. She has exhibited widely and her work is in public and private collections around the world.
Title: On the Up available currently with the Fosse Gallery, Stow on the Wold. See Links Page for gallery details.
"Over the past decade or so Norfolk-based artist Nicola Slattery has built up a large following for her distinctive, almost medieval-feeling narrative paintings, .... ... Slattery has conjured up a typically vivid range of pictorial ideas here which cleverly reference all sorts of Biblical and mythological sources - 'Reading to Birds' for example, strongly suggests St Francis of Assisi but no more than that - an approach very much reflecting Slattery's often stated and commendable wish to leave something to the individual viewer to complete imaginatively..." Nicholas Usherwood, Galleries Magazine
Nicola Slattery's work has been much written about and described variously as; haunting, surreal, beautiful, cerebral, thoughtful, whimsical, serene, and possessing “a certain quality that defies analysis, and which brings one back to look at them again and again.". The art critic Ian Collins wrote of her work: "A Wild Imagination. The title could sum up all her work." whilst the television art commentator Sister Wendy Becket has described it as “magical art, pure, humorous and strong.” Prolific Art writer Philip Vann once described one of her paintings as having “... the touching directness of a medieval illustration as well as carrying modern symbolist and surrealist overtones”
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Title: Horse Players available
Recognisable themes continue to develop in Nicola Slattery’s work. Enigmatic lovers and solitary figures are often accompanied by icons of nature such as animals or birds characterised by what she calls peaceful thoughtfulness. The moments portrayed are inspired by an imagination fed on myths and stories combined with events and emotions that may be real or imagined. Her imagery often feels spiritual and resonates with emotions. Perhaps for this reason it is used by psychotherapists, including practitioners in Israel and USA. In her words, she states “Art is always about meaning but the best art allows its meaning to be interpreted differently by different individuals. Art comes from imagination and it is to the imagination that it should speak.”
Title: Ice Fishing available
Nicola Slattery has been described as being "...quiet and unassuming.." (Art of England Magazine 2008) but her work continues to attract a lot of attention...
The UK's Artist & Illustrators magazine called her:
"...the name on everyone's lips,"
The Eastern Daily Press referred to her as:
"... one of Norfolks leading living artists ..."
The BBC's Homes & Antiques described her:
"...beautiful, dreamlike paintings."
Title: Girl with Hoop sold This painting was exhibited by the New English Art Club at their 125th annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London. in 2011.
Where to See Nicola Slattery's paintings and prints? For details of upcoming exhibitions and galleries currently showing work please click here: ART EXHIBITIONS
Weekend Art Courses in Norfolk with Nicola Slattery
Art Courses and Painting weekends: Nicola Slattery provides art tuition on a small number of very popular weekend art courses and painting weekends in rural Norfolk. All abilities including beginners are welcome.
The dates of the next "PAINTING WITH ACRYLICS" weekend art course are Sat/Sun 15/16 June. A few places are still available. Lots of lovely places to stay nearby including superb farmhouse B&B's and country Inns.
Dates for the 2013 Weekend Art Courses and all other information about the art courses can be found at: Art Courses - click here for ART COURSES
Here are just a couple of comments from previous art course participants....
"hi Nicola, i wanted to let you know that one of the prints i made with you in November has been selected for show in the RBS exhibition in March - i'm thrilled, thanks to you - Lynn" - came on a course November 2012
"Just wanted to say thank you again for an excellent two days of painting education. It was great to have the opportunity to get help and guidance from a professional artist and then put it into action immediately! I really enjoyed the two days and got a lot out of it, and already have several other paintings worked out in my mind ready to go....." from an email from Robin December 2011...came on a painting weekend course November 2011
"Just been to a fabulous art course with Nicola Slattery. I learnt to use acyrllic paint on wood. Hopefully I will produce my first piece of art work in this media soon.. Could this be the passion I have been searching for? I so hope so." message left by Julie on facebook page 29th November 2011
Suffolk based professional artist Mandy Walden said she became "hooked" on printmaking following a weekend printmaking course with Nicola Slattery. Many other experienced artists have discovered new techniques and approaches to art on these weekend art courses and at least two previous participants have won prestigious art awards for work begun on one of these inspirational weekend art courses.
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Please phone for more information on any of the art courses or painting weekends (any day 9am - 9pm) Tel 01986 788853
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Title: Woman in Red with Lion available currently with the Fosse Gallery, Stow on the Wold. See Links Page for gallery details.
click here for full details of weekend art courses with Nicola Slattery.
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LATEST UPDATE May 2013