Nicola Slattery RBA
Nicola Slattery RBA  

Weekend Art Courses - all new dates for 2018 now added - New for 2018 - a wonderful new art course venue in lovely rural south Norfolk. Located down a quiet lane with ponds, hedgrows, meadows and fields all around. A great place to unwind and be inspired! There is a maximum of just ten places on each weekend art course so please book your place soon.

See the Art Courses page for all the latest details about weekend art courses in 2018 ... 

"Art for me is all about...imagination"  

A solo exhibition of Paintings and limited edition prints by Nicola Slattery   

at the:   Norwich Theatre Royal

On now: Exhibition Continues until  24th January 2018. Open: Mon - Sat    9.30am - 6pm

"Wild Ride" - a recent painting - available. See this and many more recent works at the Norwich Theatre Royal - upper circle foyer - exhibition on now until 24th January. Mon - Sat 9.30am - 6.00pm

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

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" is a recent acrylic painting on wood and was included in the 300th Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London in March.

At the exhibition opening the painting won the "Dry Red Press Award" and is now reproduced as a greeting card by the Brighton based card publisher Dry Red Press.

See more at: the Greeting Cards page 




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. 

"Blossom and Birds" is a new painting anticipating the coming of Spring.
The Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition opens at the Mall Galleries, The Mall, London on 20th March.
Look out for this along with five other works by Nicola Slattery in the exhibition which continues daily until 31st March.


"Book of Cats" Is one of several paintings by Nicola Slattery featured in the January 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  



"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

"The Shepherd" a recent acrylic painting on wood panel 30 x 30 cms - sold to Richard Starzak of Aardman Animations Limited, award winning director of Shaun the Sheep.

 "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

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

Sister Wendy Beckett, Television art commentator, March 2007


an acrylic painting on wood - available. 


This is one of four paintings included in the "Winter Exhibition of Gallery Artists" at the Fosse Gallery, Stow on the Wold. 

on now until Saturday 27th January 2108.


"Wild Site"

an acrylic painting on wood - available. 

Included with around thirty other paintings and limited edition prints by Nicola Slattery RBA in an exhibition on the theme:   "Art for me is all about...imagination"  

at Norwich Theatre Royal  

On now until  23rd January. Mon - Sat      9.30am - 6pm

The painting below is amoungst those recently reproduced as greeting cards and are available to purchase online. A single card costs £3.50 which includes the delivery (in the UK) or with the special deal you can get two cards for just £5 including UK delivery!  The greeting cards are individually cellophane wrapped with matching envelope and are professionally printed in England with quality in mind. Order today to receive your cards within 3 to 7 days - please click here to learn more or to place an order:  Greeting Cards     Retail enquiries welcome. 

"Flag of Flowers" - acrylic on wood. One of several paintings currently exhibited with the Langham Gallery, Lamb's Conduit Street, London. Open Monday - Saturday 10am - 6pm

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:  

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. 

"Red Girl with Cranes" is included in the Christmas Exhibition at the

Russell Gallery  

12 Lower Richmond Road, Putney, London, SW15 1JP, 

Telephone: 0208 780 5228

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 


"Pearls in a Tree" acrylic on wood. sold

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 many more recent works at the Norwich Theatre Royal - upper circle foyer - exhibition on now until 24th January.

Original limited edition prints by Nicola Slattery can be found in galleries and 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 

" Hear the Wind"


Gallery of recent original paintings for sale.



"Crown of Birds"


Gallery of hand made limited edition prints.



Weekend Art Courses  - New dates for the 2018 weekend art courses are now confirmed - please book soon! 

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

New venue for Weekend Art Courses in lovely rural Norfolk for 2018!

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.  


Learn to paint or discover printmaking on a weekend painting or printmaking art course. 

Nicola Slattery runs several popular weekend art courses each year from her lovely new home studio - gallery on the Norfolk and Suffolk border.  All art materials needed for the weekend art courses are included in the course fee.


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.     

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.




"Wild Site"

acrylic painting on wood  Available. For details see:

Recent & Available Paintings  

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