Nicola Slattery

Nicola Slattery RBA

Born in Coventry in 1963 and graduated from Coventry Art College in 1986 with a BA (Hons.) in Fine Art. She has worked as a professional artist and tutor since that time. For several years she lived in Oxford and was an active member of Oxford Printmakers and also The Oxford Art Society. She now lives in rural south Norfolk in a converted barn. In March 2015 she was elected to the Royal Society of British Artists.

Her enigmatic paintings have been described as being populated with “archetypal figures of compelling enigmatic inwardness” (Philip Vann 2015) and are characterised by what the artist calls ‘this thoughtful peacefulness’. Sister Wendy Beckett, Television art commentator said of her work, “This is magical art, pure, humorous and strong”. (March 2007).

To quote one of her local critics, “One could call Nicola Slattery’s work ‘haunting’ and ‘surreal’ and it certainly is both but her images also have a certain quality that defies analysis, and which brings one back to look at them again and again.” Nicola’s subjects are almost exclusively figurative and are inspired by events or emotions experienced or imagined. Her art has a distinct style and quality which is becoming increasingly recognised across the United Kingdom and also in Europe and the USA. In her own words, “Art is always about meaning but the best art allows its meaning to be interpreted differently by differing individuals. Art comes from imagination and it is to the imagination that it should speak”. Perhaps partly because of this, Nicola’s art is used by psychotherapists, including practitioners in Israel and USA. It also features on the covers of several poetry books including the “House of Small Absences” by Anne-Marie Fyfe (2015)

Nicola’s work has been exhibited widely both in the UK and in Europe and examples are held in many corporate and public collections as well as by private individuals. Selected group exhibitions include the New English Art Club, RBA and the RA Summer Exhibition. In 2014 she was the recipient of an Alfred Daniels Award for narrative painting presented by Andrew Marr at the Mall Galleries London.


Blackbird
Acrylic on Wood
8 x 8 inches
£1500

Moths and Flowers
Acrylic on Wood
16 x 16 inches
£3500

Humming Birds
Acrylic on Wood
12 x 16 inches
£3000

Crown of Finches
Acrylic on Wood
16 x 16 inches
£3500

Cio-Cio San
Acrylic on Wood
12 x 12 inches
£2500

The Reader
Acrylic on Wood
16 x 16 inches

Small World
Acrylic on Wood
20 x 24 inches

Sea Air
Acrylic on Wood
8 x 8 inches

Red Heads and Common Blues
Acrylic on Wood
20 x 16 inche

Owl in a Tree
Acrylic on Wood
8 x 8 inches

Meditation
Acrylic on Wood
16 x 16 inches

Bullfinch
Acrylic on Wood
8 x 8 inches

Crown of Tulips
Acrylic on Wood
16 x 16 inches

Night Dove
Acrylic on Wood
8 x 8 inches

Butterfly
Acrylic on Wood
8 x 8 inches

Evergreen
Acrylic on Wood
8 x 8 inches

Leap for the Moon
Acrylic on Wood
8 x 8 inches

Evening Song
Oil
8 x 8 inches

Passing By
Oil
12 x 16 inches

Nocturne
Acrylic on Wood
8 x 8 inches

Sheep at Dusk
Acrylic on Wood
8 x 8 inches

Country Girl
Acrylic on Wood
8 x 8 inches

Teasel and Two Finches
Acrylic on Wood
8 x 8 inches

Owl and Moon
Acrylic on Wood
8 x 8 inches

Wild Charm
Acrylic on Wood
8 x 8 inches

White Dove
Acrylic on Wood
8 x 8 inches

Whisper
Oil on Board
17 x 23.5 inches

Two Minute Hat
Acrylic on Wood
8 x 8 inches

Talk to the Moon
Acrylic on Wood
8 x 8 inches

Songbird
Acrylic on Wood
12 x 12 inches

Plaits and Fish
Oil on Board
8 x 8 inches

Night Flowers
Acrylic on Wood
8 x 8 inches

Meadow Girl
Acrylic on Wood
8 x 8 inches