'Self Portrait in Blue' - not for sale.
"I painted this when I was in a reflective mood during 'lock-down' and towards the end of winter in 2021."
Painted in acrylic on wood. Image size 20 x 20 cms
Nicola Slattery RBA is a member of the
Royal Society of British Artists.
She works with imagination, feelings and emotions as a painter and printmaker. Her paintings are in public, private and corporate collections around the world.
Weekend Art Courses in 2021
Nicola Slattery runs a small number of weekend art courses at her south Norfolk Studio
Book now for the Summer and Autumn weekend art courses.
Weekend Art Courses are beginning again in June 2021
Book your place for a lovely weekend art break now. Places still available for July and October.
'World Within' - available
to be included in the
Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition 2021
The Mall Galleries, The Mall,
The opening date is now confirmed
14th April - Preview Day -
For an invitation to the preview contact
Exhibition Open: 15th to 24th April 11am to 4pm
"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
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. Send some personally written cards to your freinds and family. Buy now online with delivery in a few days.
All images and how to order are at: Greeting Cards
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
The painting featured in Country Life magazine (7th October 2020)
Wild Girl - acrylic on wood - available.
"Set in the heart of historic Bloomsbury, Langham Gallery offers a range of fine quality paintings from the last 200 years."
34 Lambs Conduit Street, London WC1
Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Lockdowns come and go however the Langham Gallery is "happy to bring works to be viewed in the comfort of your office or home without obligation".
Regularly changing mixed exhibitions including several paintings by Nicola Slattery.
Find out more: www.langhamgallery.com
"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.
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.
"..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:
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
Weekend Art Courses are beginning again in June 2021 but with a reduced number of participants and other measures to ensure participants safety.
Book now for dates in July and October 2021 and look forward to a lovely weekend art course break in beautiful Norfolk. Rural south Norfolk is probably the best destination for any "staycation" and certainly for a weekend art course.
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.
Lovely venue for Weekend Art Courses in rural South Norfolk .
Beginners are always welcome. Places are limted so please book early.
The new purpose built home studio - gallery opened only a couple of years ago. Located down a quiet rural lane, surrounded by fields, meadows and ponds its:
"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 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 https://www.facebook.com/pg/WeekendArtCourses/reviews
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."
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 (now reduced to just five to allow for greater social distancing and compliance with the "Rule of Six". To be reveiwed and possibly increased to 8 from October if Government guidance permits.) 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.
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 Currently exhibited at the Langham Gallery, Lamb's Conduit Street, London. Available see: Recent Paintings
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