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.

CATHERINE PARKER ART TOURS is changing how she does things a little!

I am now available to customise my programmes for you, utilising nearly 15 years of impeccable research to deliver you authentic experiences that no guide book can ever completely cover….more to come or simply drop me an email:

I will also be organising 10 day ART RETREATS…allowing for a focused art experience. Each location will be close to local markets so your experience can utilise unique materials to inspire new work!

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.

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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 2019:
ODISHA – The ‘soul’ of India – March 1 – 14

  • please email me for an itinerary

below: portable sketchbook works by Catherine Parker


ODISHA: The Tribal, Temple + Textile sketchbook ART tour:
East India – March 1 -14, 2019
13 nights – 14 days


I’d love to see you on this special journey that has taken 4 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 and painters as well as interacting with local village groups to learn how to make rice paintings and garlands.

An inspiring ART program in harmony with the people and locations….want to know more? Please email me for an itinerary and costs…

I’d love to see you…


Artwork: mixed media in concertina format in handmade journal by Catherine Parker

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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  1. Hi Catherine, hoping for one in the school holidays in which case pencil in Rossi and Pam

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