I travel half the year exploring, sketching and painting throughout the world. When travelling, I work mainly in sketchbooks, representationally, in ink and watercolour. In my home studio I paint abstractly in watercolour or oil.
I teach several live workshops each year in Wales, focusing on the joy of colour, fun sketching techniques and training your eyes to observe. Workshop students receive free access to several of my online courses to reinforce what I teach in the workshops.
"This is a 10-week course which is released on-line week by week so you can do it as slowly as you wish. I'm going very slowly and have downloaded and studied 7 of the 10 weeks. It is very interesting, and exceptionally good value. It's about using a circle and a line to form the basis of a watercolour painting that represents the day, an object, a piece of architecture, a dream, an idea, and so on. A new framework for the work is presented each week (for example the colour wheel, colour temperature, greyscale equivalence, finding patterns in objects) and there are experiments that you can do as well as the paintings. There's a blog on which you can post your work so you don't have to feel alone unless you want to. Others attending the course are free to interact with you and your work through the blog. The tutor is very generous with her time: she responds quickly, either via the blog, or via email for more personal comments. It all works very smoothly ... and I really don't want to come to the end!"
Chris Carter Artist responded:
Thank you for such a positive and detailed review of the Creating Dala Art online course. Your dala creations continue to delight me. I’m so pleased that you are not only enjoying the class, you are asking excellent questions and clearly learning from your experiments. Thank you for sharing your projects on the group page. We all (including me) have been learning from your posts.
I look forward to seeing more of your Dala art, as well as seeing how you apply what you’re learning to your other art work.
"The classes led by Chris Carter provide excellent, informative teaching ,using interesting and varied practical hands on approaches to developing one's skills in understanding and mixing colours.
Chris gives the student demonstrations throughout the course and stimulates each person's creativity ."