After graduating with a degree in Fine Art from Coventry Art School in 1986 Nicola Slattery has continued to work as a professional contemporary artist and art tutor. For several years she lived in Oxford and was an active member of Oxford Printmakers Co Op, and also The Oxford Art Society. Since 1995 she has lived and worked in Norfolk, England. Her art has a distinct style and quality which has become increasingly recognised across the United Kingdom, in Europe, the USA and Asia. Several leading galleries regularly exhibit her work (see Galleries and Exhibitions page - click here). Her paintings have featured in well known national art magazines and other publications. (please see Critics quotes/reviews - click here)
Commissioned art work has included designs for greetings cards (over thirty different designs published to date), site specific images for the national pub chain JD Wetherspoons, a mural for a school library, various promotions and public relations works, also specific works for private clients.
For more details of art commissions visit the commissions page - click here
Above: Nicola Slattery
The subject is almost exclusively figurative and sometimes inspired by fiction or myth and frequently by events or emotions experienced or imagined. I am told that there is a hard to define but universally recognised element within each image that draws the viewer back to look again and again and I hope that this is true. In a world obsessed with analysis and interpretation, especially in relation to art, I do not want to be drawn into providing ready made answers to any questions that my work provokes. I am clear that realism is not what it is about. I simply want to create images which lend serenity and thoughtfulness and which allow any meaning to emerge for the viewer themselves. This meaning will vary from person to person and even from day to day for the same person as their moods change.
see also: Artist CV - click here
Last updated February 2013
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