Nicola Slattery RBA
Nicola Slattery RBA  

Nicola Slattery is an elected member of the Royal Society of British Artists.

Her distinct artistic style is well known to a wide audience of art lovers in the UK and beyond. Her work has won several art awards and prizes and is in contemporary art collections worldwide. Best known as a painter using acrylics and imagination, she is also an accomplished printmaker using the printmaking techniques of collagraph and drypoint.

Weekend Art Courses    Beginners are always very welcome. 

Nicola Slattery runs a small number of  weekend art courses at her South Norfolk art studio. 

Many lovely places to stay nearby including friendly B&Bs, country inns and luxury shepherds huts. 

Book now for weekend art courses in:  October & November 2022


The Autumn is a great time to visit Norfolk with hedgerows and fruit trees full of the season of "mellow fruitfullness". It is usually a dry season and a weekend art break enjoying learning to paint or exploring art from imagination, before the arrival of winter, is always a good idea.  

Dates for weekend art courses in 2023 are on the Weekend Art Courses page 


'Staycations' are becoming very popular so please book your weekend art break today.  

Please view the Weekend Art Courses page  

'Yellow Bird'  -  acrylic on wood  -  sold


Norfolk Open Studios


Nicola Slattery is opening her studio again as part of Norfolk Open Studios  on the following dates: 

  • Saturday & Sunday

24th & 25th September - 10am to 5pm

  • Friday, Saturday & Sunday

1st, 2nd & 3rd October -  10am to 5pm

  • Saturday & Sunday

8th & 9th October -10am to 5pm


No need to book or phone - just call in. 

Paintings, limited edition prints and greeting cards. Other times - please just phone ahead to confirm.  


'Primavera - acrylic on wood - available 


This is one of  several paintings by Nicola Slattery currently exhibited with the:


Langham Gallery

34 Lamb's Conduit Street, London WC1 


Set in the heart of historic Bloomsbury, Langham Gallery offers a range of fine quality paintings from the last 200 years. The gallery offers a very personal service and is happy to bring works to be viewed in the comfort of your office or home without obligation.

'Poetry for Sheep ' 

acrylic on wood   - available 


Manchester Art Fair

4th to 6th November 2022


Nicola Slattery returns to her stand next to the cafe with new paintings and limlited edition prints. Please visit and say "hello".


Manchester Art Fair delivers a curated mix of acclaimed galleries and independent artists, blurring the boundaries between traditional and contemporary, creating a friendly, unpretentious and uniquely Northern art-buying experience.  Find out more and get tickets at:

'The Night Dog' - a recent limited edition hand made collagraph print 

- available


"All the dogs I've ever known have sometimes barked at night when there appeared to be nothing there. Maybe they were barking at the Night Dog?" Nicola Slattery

February 2022


To see more limited edition prints visit: Recent Limited Edition Prints 



Find out about Printmaking weekend art courses at: Art Courses  Beginners are always welcome.

"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


"This is magical art, pure, humorous and strong".


Sister Wendy Beckett, March 2007

Sister Wendy Beckett was ..the “inspirational” and “totally unique” nun, art critic, and television presenter .. (1930 - 2018) 



Image: Taken Care Of 

painted in 2006    acrylic on wood  sold.

Studio Visits


Studio visits are always welcome and there is never any obligation to buy anything. There are always recent and earlier paintings and limited edition prints to view as well as Greeting Cards. You can call ahead before visiting to check the studio is open and details can be found on the Studio location page  


Nicola Slattery intends to participate again in the Norfolk Open Studios

24th - 9th October 2022 - more to follow.


'Poetry for Sheep' is a recent painting using acrylics on wood - available 


Greeting Cards are a great way to keep in touch and have a lasting quality that social media sometimes lacks. A card is often placed on a mantelpiece or other prominent place as a regular reminder that someone cared and got in touch. 


Quality greeting cards are available featuring images of Nicola Slattery's recent paintings. The cards are blank inside ready for your message. Ideal for friends and family. Buy now online with delivery in a few days. Order at:  Greeting Cards


Image:  'Swallows Return' - one of six new designs 

Image: 'Small World'

acrylic painting on wood - sold


"We live on a small world  on which there are many travellers. The Swallows fly here from Africa to help clear up the midges. Many of our cleaners, nurses and doctors are also travellers from across the globe.  They all make our small world a better place." Nicola Slattery RBA June 2020 


The painting featured in Country Life  magazine (7th October 2020) and 2020 exhibition "Stories without Words" at the Fosse Gallery, Stow on the wold  

"Art and painting for me is all about.... ...Imagination"


"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.

"Songbirds"  sold


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. 


 "archetypal figures of compelling enigmatic inwardness"

Philip Vann, art critic and author of numerous books on modern British and Irish Art.

April 2015


     "..can hardly be bettered as expressions of a fertile imaginative fantasy"

Nicholas Usherwood, Galleries Magazine. April 2015

"The Shepherd" an acrylic painting on wood panel - sold in 2017 to Richard Starzak of Aardman Animations Limited, award winning director of Shaun the Sheep.

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:

 Galleries and Exhibitions  

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 

'Flowers, Pearls and Butterflies '


Gallery of recent original paintings for sale.

Please click the link below:

'Safe Harbour'


Gallery of hand made limited edition prints.

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Weekend art breaks for 2022 and 2023

  Book now for weekend art courses for the Autumn 2022 and all 2023

Great places to stay nearby including friendly farm house B&B's, traditional country Inns, etc.

Full details of these popular weekend art courses and places to stay nearby are on the Art Courses page. 

Please click on the Weekend Art Courses button to learn more.

Lovely venue for Weekend Art Courses in rural South Norfolk . 

Beginners are always welcome. Places are limited so please book early. 

 Located down a quiet rural lane, surrounded by fields, meadows and ponds it has been described as:

"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


Jane Olive left a 5 star review on Google on in May 2022 "Thankyou for your calm experienced approach this weekend last. Learnt so much on "painting from imagination" course. Also enjoyed meeting others and yummy food in idlyic rural setting. Highly recommend."


Chris Plaw sent an email in October 2020 about his recent experience on the Printmaking weekend art course saying: " I had a great time on the course and learned a lot about printing methods that I never had a clue about. [..] We all worked in a safe environment and achieved some excellent work. All good news. I will highly recommend you to my friends and associates and encourage them to enrol sometime in the future with you."


Sandra Hanna posted on FaceBook 13th July 2022
"It was an amazing weekend. I learned so much about collagraph and drypoint printing. It was a privilege to be tutored by such a talented and accomplished artist as Nicola. Beautiful studio too."  and  Amanda Roberts, also on the same weekend art course added: "Yes it was a great weekend making lots of lovely prints would totally recommend it!"


The weekend art courses are enjoyed by people of varying artistic backgrounds. 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 and complete beginners have discovered these printmaking techniques through one on the weekend art courses. Everyone is 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 eight places on each weekend art course. This small friendly group size enables lots of individual attention with expert and experienced tuition. You also have space to work comfortably at your own individual table and the studio is well lit and well ventilated. 

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 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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