Nicola Slattery RBA
Nicola Slattery RBA  

Weekend Art Break in November - Just one place available!

There is now just one place available on the Art from Imagination weekend art course taking place on Saturday and Sunday 9th & 10th November. The lovely rural Norfolk venue has many places to stay nearby and so this is the perfect oppourtunity for a late autumn break ahead of winter. With only ten places on all of the weekend art courses you can be sure to receive lots of individual tuition. All the materials and equipment needed for the art course are supplied and included in the fee. Beginners are always welcome. The details for this and all of next years weekend art courses are to found at: Art Courses 




"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.

"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 Landmark Autumn Art Fair takes place in Teddington.

The opening is on Friday 18th October from 6pm to 8.30pm. The art fair continues  Saturday & Sunday 19th & 20th October from 10am to 5pm each day.


With over 75 artists taking part, a friendly atmosphere and a tasty cafe this art fair is really worth a visit.


Nicola Slattery exhibits on stand 29 with recent paintings and original hand made drypoint and collagraph prints.


Follow the link at Galleries & Exhibitions


Wild Girl  acrylic on wood  - available



The Fosse Gallery in Stow on the Wold has been described as "..the best outside London ."  


The Fosse Gallery will host a major solo exhibition of paintings by Nicola Slattery in October 2020.


For an invitation to the exhibition opening please contact the Fosse Gallery directly. There is a link to  Fosse Gallery on the Galleries and Exhibitions page 


Looking Up   acrylic on wood  - available

Unity of Flowers  acrylic on wood - available. 

Included with several other paintings at the Langham Gallery in Lamb's Conduit Street, London. WC1

This interesting street is known as: "London's finest Georgian Street of original shops". The gallery and the street are always worth a visit.  

Open Monday - Friday 10 - 6    Saturdays 10 - 4

Gallery details and web link on the 

Galleries & Exhibitions  page.


Cio-Cio San is a recent painting. available 


Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” tells the story of a young Japanese girl and the consequenses of her love for a sailor. Delicate feelings can have the fragility of a butterfly.


Details of this and other paintings on the Recent Paintings page




"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 still 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. 


"Songbirds"  sold

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.

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.

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. 

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 

'Crown of Finches'


Gallery of recent original paintings for sale.

Please click the link below:

'Forest Girl'


Gallery of hand made limited edition prints.

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Weekend art breaks for 2020

The Printmaking Weekend art course in October is now fully booked. Book now for 2020


Just one place left on the weekend art course Art from Imagination 9th & 10th November 2019.


Dates for the weekend art courses in 2020 can be found now on the Art Courses page. 


Please book now to secure your place. 

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.

Great venue for Weekend Art Courses in lovely rural South Norfolk . 

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

The new purpose built home studio - gallery opened in 2018 and is located down a quiet rural lane, surrounded by fields, meadows and ponds.  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


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.  

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 "luxury shepherd hut" just 5 or 10 minutes walk from Nicola Slattery's studio. 


The "Art Courses" page has a list of various places to stay nearby the studio.


"Wild Site"  acrylic painting on wood  Available. see: Recent Paintings          

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