Posted by: catherine parker | July 24, 2011

Welcome to Catherine Parker Art Adventures + Sketchbook INDIA

SKETCHBOOK INDIA | ART adventures with professional artist Catherine Parker


Rishikish: Dusshera festival 2014After nearly 30 journeys to India, I remain as excited and passionate as the first time I arrived in 2005.

As lead artist and organiser I have special creative control in the planning and am responsible for the quality and the meticulous research required to support artists for these unique ART tours.

I design these special Art tours according to the needs and wants of artists. The quality and inspiration that I would like is then applied across all areas from the Art programme, to the quality accommodation, from classic heritage, including Raj Palaces to authentic village experiences where you will not meet any other tourists…all are imbued with character suitable for creatives but never compromising on comfort

 I have a body of trusted friends and colleagues who support our journey from transfers to special meals and off the beaten track forays and insights.

These tours are deeply personal, adventurous and full of cultural immersion. And we are flexible. If something doesn’t feel right on the day then we are open to change. We have a schedule but we are fluid and work according to the dynamics of each particular groups needs.

The tours are escorted + safe with treats that you will not find on any other tour

New and very special tours are now on offer for 2018: please email me for an itinerary

art journal concertina Bhuj, Gujarat India 002

Orchha + Gwalior: hart symbol.jpg of India Art Tour:
Madhya Pradesh – (central India):
7 – 20 March 2018:    

2 spots left!!!

 Odisha – the Tribal, Temple + Village ART tour:  2019  –
     please click on tab in menu or email me for itinerary
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I’d love to see you on this special journey that has taken 3 years to research and lovingly put together. Every time I depart the state of Odisha, east coast india, I cry…it’s a beautiful, humble state. The people are very connected to nature. Odisha has the largest tribal pop in India – 62 tribal groups. This tour will take us to some of their locations + colourful markets.

We will be visiting weavers, potters Read More…