Praise for Various Works

Upon returning to the desert, I looked for the perfect spot for your painting of  the “Three Houses”.  I believe I found it and it looks lovely.

The painting  has a jewel like,  almost mystical quality, which speaks to me; it  evokes memories of  Mexico, past and present, which we experienced.  And for that, I thank you.

The painting  has a jewel like,  almost mystical quality, which speaks to me; it  evokes memories of  Mexico, past and present, which we experienced.  And for that, I thank you.

Judith

About Mineral de Pozos This is my favourite! I love the scene, the suggestion of movement, life and the combination of colours you used. It tells a story of the culture. It evokes the imagination.
Adrian asked me if I would permit him to use my painting "El Tajin" for the cover of his upcoming CD of Classic Guitar music.
Carole is an Oregonian, and I was in Oregon for high school and college. Lots of familiar sights on the Oregon coast. Actually it wan't any attachment to Haystack Rock, it was the freshness of your painting that I like. I am so happy to have one of Ian's early pieces. I was taken with this image the first time I saw it. Fresh and painterly, it's all there without being overworked. I have come from a graphic background and one focuses on being tight and clean with the work. I'm attempting now to loosen up with my painting, catch the essence leave the brush strokes. Your new work is very fresh almost Zen. I will be glad to have this piece of yours.
Haystack Rock, Oregon
Where do I begin to tell you why the picture speaks to me? I love nature and being outdoors, so the beauty of the lake and sky calls to me. It also feels very serene; the quiet of the lake, the beauty of unspoiled nature. I love the fact that the boats are not the same color. Although it looks nothing like LYNNE’s lake house, it reminds me of last summer when Nigel and I visited them in Northern New York and we went out in their kayaks every day. Your painting instills in me a sense of happiness. I will probably want to buy a second painting after we visit San Miguel because then I will have a reminder of being with you there.
Came Ashore at Yellow Point
Tres Cruces Aldama Your painting speaks a language of its own, for itself. Words seem superfluous, even contrived. This is a genre work, with deep sensitivity to San Miguel. Thus I wanted to take it home with me, and tomorrow we will even look at a house on this very street, Aldama, as a possible venue for next year’s stay.
I’m so pleased with my newest painting, your watercolour “Van Dusen Autumn”. The colours really captured me. Its’ autumnal colours evoke a sense of serenity but yet the colours are so rich and there are pockets of drama in the composition. It’s really lovely and hangs in my foyer where I can admire it several times a day. I’m so glad I have it. Liz Surowiec
I've been looking through your collections on your website, very beautiful work and I love Imagined Landscapes of Mexico. In particular, El Tajin. Something about this painting transports me to another realm when looking at it. , I am starting the recording of a new solo album of original works for guitar by Canadian and Mexican composers. Mostly these are contemporary pieces that I have commissioned, or were otherwise dedicated to me. The album will reflect my work, and taste in new music over the past several years and will also reference my split Canadian/Mexican heritage. Would you permit me to use the image for the album cover? If you agree, I'd be very honored and I think the feel of the painting is consistent with the musical content.
I am tremendously excited about your new imagined Mexican landscape series, and now we own one of them - “El Salto Falls”. I love the vivid colours, the relatively looser brushwork and the apparent freedom with which you painted it. Your joy in creating it must be equaled by our pleasure in looking at it. With your Yellow Point drawing we have made a special “Carter Corner” in our living room.                                                                       Thank you for expressing your artistic talent so beautifully and for letting us share your vision.
Ian. I just wanted you to know how thoroughly thrilled I am to have the acrylic painting "Dos Amigos". Looking at the painting I am instantly transported back to Mexico and can even feel the heat on my skin Your use of colour makes the picture come alive and my whole family has commented on the painting.
Dos Hombres
I absolutely love your FROM HOTEL POSADA DE LA ALDEA LOOKING AT THREE HOUSES painting. Gorgeous!
I’m so pleased I came to your art show recently. Your work is so beautiful, whether it’s your pieces from San Miguel or of the west coast of BC. Your sense of colour and perspective is wonderful. I’m so happy with my watercolour of Yellow Point Lodge. I seem to gaze at it and dream of a calm, beautiful place. Thank you Ian.
Favorite painting in home. Gorgeous colours. Instantly transported to rural Mexico. Looking forward to new paintings from the artist.
I am the proud owner of an acrylic painting by Ian Carter entitled "Post Boxes, Washington State". It shows a number of post-boxes by the side of a road, in a country setting. I find the picture evocative as it speaks of absent letters (we live 7 000 miles away, in the country) and is a constant reminder of remaining in touch. The colours are bold and the artwork a little impressionist rather than purely an exact depiction. The painting exhibits skill and we love it
Wanted to send you a note to tell you how impressed and touched I and my whole family is with your painting of my grannie's home! The way you painted her garden, the little details around her yard and especially Josie herself waving from the front window captured the moment in time, and will forever be a keep sake in our family. I cannot thank you enough, I feel honoured to have an original Ian Carter hanging on my wall!  I will for sure be singing your phrase to anyone I know who would love a beautiful water colour art piece commissioned.
Ian Carter’s paintings capture the mood of the cooler coastal landscape of the Canadian west to the warmer umber and sienna tones of the Mediterranean and Mexican townscapes
I love the way that Ian has managed to capture the flow of busy traffic through the streets of New York.  The feeling of a rainstorm at night is cleverly portrayed, seeming to add to the rushing speed of the yellow cabs busily conveying passengers to their destinations.  A very atmospheric picture which has been highly praised.
Ian Carter's watercolors capture vivid memories of our brief visit to San Miguel. A street scene that hangs on the wall of our bedroom brings us back, each time we look at it, to a magical time and place. We were there in April as the jacaranda trees bloomed, and we long to return.
I have a small water color by Ian Carter. It pleases me every time I see the typical Mexican country scene, a beautiful ancient church and a group of goats gamboling on a dirt road in the foreground. The light is amazing. In this case, the sky is cloudy and the soft light spreads a quiet peaceful mood over the painting. Love it!!
I first fell in love with Ian's drawings of Yellow Point which for me combine exquisite detail and artistry, and one of which I am thrilled to own. His dedication to art, both in his long architectural career and in his lifelong passion for drawing and painting, is inspirational, his support of other artists most generous.