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 2014

After 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

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

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Rajasthan to Madhya Pradesh: 7 – 20 October 2016 – full: (waiting list)

art journal concertina Bhuj, Gujarat India 002Artwork: mixed media in concertina format in handmade journal by Catherine Parker

Experience the mystical Sufi Music Festival in Jaipur, the Navratri Festival in Uttar Pradesh, the woodblock printing village in Bagru and loads of other special treats. Please email me for an itinerary and if you would like to be placed on my mailing list to receive updates: 

India has inspired me since 2005 where I have returned each year to paint and draw and be inspired by the beauty and candour of the people, the vibrancy of the culture, colours, arts and crafts, festivals, food, music and spirituality.

I am so excited to share this experience with you and hope you experience as much joy and creativity as I have over the years. These adventure Art tours  have been beautifully prepared, are thought provoking and designed for those who like to be personally and creatively challenged

We can also tailor make progams according to your needs – just ask – we have in depth knowledge and inspiring ideas to give you a unique experience


Thankyou for visiting Catherine Parker Art Tours!

X Catherine

You may also contact me on: M – +61 0400 991 710 /  +61 07 46 37 8840..I am based in Qld, Australia  Artist website: and

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