"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
Susie Hodge, The Artist magazine 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.
"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
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
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
Weekend art breaks in 2024
Bookings are now being
taken for the weekend art courses in 2024
Places are limited to eight per weekend art course and early booking is advised
Great places to stay nearby including friendly farm house B&B's, traditional country Inns, etc.
of these popular weekend art courses and places to stay nearby are on the Art Courses page.
To learn more please click here Weekend Art Courses with Nicola Slattery BA (Hons) Fine Art, RBA
Lovely venue for Weekend Art Courses
in rural South Norfolk .
Beginners are always welcome. Places are limited so please book
Located down a quiet rural lane, surrounded by fields, meadows and ponds
"The perfect place to discover or develop your
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, Shepherds Huts, 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 here Weekend Art Courses 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 Weekend Art Courses page for all the latest information about weekend art courses in
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