Weekend Art Courses Summer and Autumn 2018
New for 2018 - a wonderful new art course venue. Located down a quiet Norfolk lane with ponds, hedgrows, meadows and fields all around. Many excellent places to stay nearby. Great place to unwind and be inspired! There is a maximum of just ten places on each weekend art course which enables lots of individual attention. Expert and friendly tuition. Beginners are always welcome on every art course.
Weekend art courses with places available:
See the Art Courses page for all the latest information about weekend art courses in 2018
acrylic on wood. available
"Around where I live I often see fieldfares in the late winter. They turn up in large flocks and look a bit like a mistle thrush.
The berries on hawthorn trees in the hedgerows are a favourite food. They don't stay for very long before they fly off back north when spring arrives.
I often think of all the various visitors we see or meet as they migrate to meet the various needs and challenges of life in one way or another. The world belongs to us all." Nicola Slattery 2018.
This and two other recent paintings are included in the Fosse Gallery Artists Summer Exhibition in Stow on the Wold from 8th July to 25th August, 2018.
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.
"Young Frida" - acrylic on wood.
A recent homage to a wonderful, strong, mexican woman artist. She created art and she was art. She was Frida Kahlo and she "painted flowers so they would not die".
This painting is currently exhibited with the Langham Gallery in Bloomsbury's Lamb's Conduit Street, London, WC1.
Media: acrylic on wood, 40 x 40 cms available
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
"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
"Book of Cats" sold
One of several paintings by Nicola Slattery featured in the January 2017 issue of The Artist magazine.
Back issues still available - 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
"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
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'.
"Travelling Troupe" is a drypoint limited edition print. There are just nine prints in the edition and each is unique due to the tradional hand made process involved.
The image depicts a group of diverse individuals united as one troupe, perhaps to entertain, perhaps to change the world?
See this and over 50 recent and earlier works during the Norfolk and Norwich Open Studios. Nicola Slattery will be opening her studio located in south Norfolk from 11am to 5pm every day including weekends from 26th May until 10th June.
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" - available from publishers Mascot Media.
See the Work Published page for link
New venue for Weekend Art Courses in lovely rural South Norfolk !
The new purpose built home studio - gallery is located down a quiet rural lane, surrounded by fields, meadows and ponds. It is the perfect place to discover or develop your creativity.
Anne Booth is an author and was 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
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. Many experienced artists have discovered these printmaking techniques through one on the weekend art courses but remember that complete beginners are also always welcome.
Feeling Stressed? Many people find a weekend break which emerses them in something creative is the perfect antidote to stress. Enjoying one of the weekend art courses surounded by the beautiful south Norfolk countryside is a wonderful way to unwind. All the art materials and equipment needed 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 many lovely 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 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. You can even rent a "Pocket Caravan" just a mile or two up the lane.
See the "Art Courses" page for a full list of places to stay.
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