Weekend Art Courses
coronavirus (COVID-19) UPDATE
Friendly and expert tuition on weekend art courses. You can learn to paint, discover art from imagination, explore painting with acrylics or maybe try printmaking.
Excellent for complete beginners and artists developing new directions.
Image: 'Crown of Tulips' - acrylic painting on wood.
Details of all the weekend art courses can be found on the Art Courses page
Image: 'Small World'
acrylic painting on wood - available
"When most of us are confined under "lock-down" it is worth remembering we live on a small world and on which there are many travellers.
Many of our doctors, nurses, cleaners and other key workers are travellers from across the globe. They all make our small world a better place."
Nicola Slattery RBA
Important Message to all art lovers in self isolation ...or just reluctant to go out.
All art work listed on the site as available can be bought and paid for by card via the secure platform of PayPal (no PayPal account needed - just a credit or debit card). The item will be securely packaged and sent by Parcelforce to any destination in the UK at no extra cost.
Don't become isolated from art - instead bring some art into your home.
Want make a purchase? email Nicola Slattery at: email@example.com
Studio visitors are also still very welcome - no hand shakes but you can still view the work with a 6 foot seperation zone - please email or phone 01986 788853 to confirm opening hours and to be sure of your "exclusive" solo visit time.
Framed by Flowers
acrylic on wood - available
The OPEN STUDIO event.
Spring Bank Holiday Weekend
Saturday, Sunday and Monday
23rd, 24th and 25th May 2020
11am to 5pm each day.
Not yet cancelled but under review.
Why not view work online at
Visit Nicola Slattery's art studio - see recent and earlier work including paintings and limited edition prints. An oppourtunity to see her working studio and ask any questions about her work. Easy parking and wonderful country walks nearby - a lovely day out!
See map at: Studio Location
"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
Unity of Flowers
acrylic on wood - available.
Included in the regularly changing exhibition at the Langham Gallery, Lamb's Conduit Street, London, WC1
"London's finest Georgian Street of original shops" The gallery and the street are always a pleasure to visit.
Mon - Fri 10am - 6pm Sat 10am - 4pm
Gallery details and web link on the
Galleries & Exhibitions page.
The Fosse Gallery in
Stow on the Wold
"..the best outside London."
The Fosse Gallery will host a major solo exhibition of
Nicola Slattery's paintings
"Stories without Words"
Exhibition opens: Sunday 4th October continues to 24th October.
The Long View - acrylic on wood available
For invitations to exhibition openings please contact the Fosse Gallery.
Follow link on Galleries and exhibitions page
"Book of Cats" sold
One of several paintings by Nicola Slattery featured in the January 2017 issue of The Artist magazine. Back issues available - order 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
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.
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 in 2015. In March 2016 she was presented with "The Artist Magazine Award and subsequently featured in the January 2017 issue of The Artist Magazine. In March 2017 she won the "Dry Red Press Award" for her painting "Songbirds" included in the 300th Royal Society of British Artists exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London.
Reproduced as a greeting card by Brighton based publisher Dry Red Press.
See more at: the Greeting Cards page
"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
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 am 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 bought directly from her art studio or delivered worldwide. They have been reproduced in several printmaking books including: "The Printmakers Cat", "The Artful Hare", "The Little Chicken Book" and "The Elegant Fowl" - all available mail order from publishers Mascot Media. See the Work Published page for link
Full details of these popular weekend art courses and places to stay nearby are on the Art Courses page.
Lovely venue for Weekend Art Courses in rural South Norfolk .
Beginners are always welcome. Places are limted so please book early.
The new purpose built home studio - gallery opened only a couple of years ago. Located down a quiet rural lane, surrounded by fields, meadows and ponds its:
"The perfect place to discover or develop your creativity".
Anne Booth is an author and a recent participant on a weekend art course.
She wrote on Twitter "I am so glad I went on that painting course this last weekend with @artslattery. Sometimes writers need breaks from words. I loved mixing colours & putting paint on canvas and primed wood. The hours flew by & it was so much fun, & Nicola is so kind and encouraging and inspiring". 11:46 AM - 30 Apr 2018
Vicky Walker recently wrote on Facebook "I was on a weekend course in September with Nicola and found it excellent, Nicola is a great tutor and I came away very inspired to carry on painting." 28 December 2018 at 23:19 https://www.facebook.com/pg/WeekendArtCourses/reviews
The weekend art courses are enjoyed by 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. Many experienced artists have discovered these printmaking techniques through one on the weekend art courses however complete beginners are also always very welcome.
Many people find a weekend break which emerses them in something creative is the perfect antidote to stress. Enjoying a weekend art course learning to paint whilst surounded by the beautiful south Norfolk countryside is a wonderful way to unwind. All the art materials and equipment for the weekend art courses are provided and a buffet lunch is also provided each day - all included in the art course fee - so you just need to turn up and enjoy yourself. There are friendly places to stay nearby including farmhouse or market town B&B's, country Inns, etc.
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 just ten places on each weekend art course. This small friendly group size enables lots of individual attention with expert and experienced tuition.
Beginners are always welcome on every art course.
See the Art Courses page for all the latest information about weekend art courses in Norfolk.
The many wonderful places to stay nearby include friendly Farmhouse B&B's, Country Inns and even some fantastic camp sites with deer, hares and other wildlife all around. There are even "luxury shepherd huts" to rent just 10 minutes walk from the studio.
The "Art Courses" page lists various places to stay near to the studio.
"Wild Site" acrylic painting on wood Available. see: Recent Paintings
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