Doug Carter

making visual art and playing the blues

Doug Carter’s Carterworks

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Born and educated in Hamilton and Dundas, Ontario, Canada I creates assemblage, drawings, prints and constructed paintings & sculpture and has been participating in the Hamilton art scene since 1973 and the Niagara arts scene since 2005.  As well as being involved in the visual arts I’ve has also written a memoir published in 2010, “Cool Fool, Blues Rockin’ in the Hammer”, about my experiences as a bass player and song writer.  In 2011, the CD “Out of the Box”, that I helped Guitar Mikey McMillan write, hit the blues charts.  Find out more about me at

After a year of Gordon Perrier’ ‘Master Class for Experienced Visual Artists’ at the Dundas Valley School of Art in 1977/78 I began going out into the world looking for subject matter to draw and to paint.  In those days I normally went out to the pubs and clubs to catch the music I liked, Blues & Rockabilly so it was that I started to take a sketch book with me to capture the look and the feel of the band and of the club.   I’d work up the sketches into fuller pieces later at home. Later in life these drawings / small paintings were showcased in the “Juke Joint’s Jumpin’ “ exhibition in 2010 & 2011.  The following image links to a Flip Book story that I wrote and illustrated after one such night back in 1979.   “Great Moments in Blues History, Wooden Teeth Meets King Biscuit Boy March 1979”.

Wooden Teeth Meets King Biscuit Boy 1979Wooden Teeth Meets King Biscuit Boy 1979
And click “Click to Read” icon in middle of the image that appears.

 Cool Fool, Blues Rockin' the HammerRead more about Doug’s memoir, Cool Fool, Blues Rockin’ the Hammer and listen
to a couple of tunes by Son Richard & the Chessmen, winter 1964/65 “What’s I say” & “I Won’t Go On”

Cultural DebrisTo view Doug’s assemblage, constructed paintings & sculpture
go to

follow the PAGES links under Works On Paper & Boar
in the right hand side bar to view slide shows of Doug’s prints & drawings

or click one of the following links:

Dances, Weddings, Rhythm, Blues

Dances, Weddings, Rhythm, Blues   – woodcuts


Steppin’ Out     – drawings


Headin' Out

Headin’ Out   – lino & woodcuts

Under The Gun

Under The Gun    – various print mediums

Spring Equinox

Spring Equinox   – oil on glass monotypes

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