All of my prints are reproductions of my original paintings printed on beautiful, unstretched matte canvas. If properly cared for, these prints are made to last 100+ years.
All my prints are sold unframed. I prefer to let collectors choose their own frame to reflect their own personal style. Most of my prints will fit standard frame sizes.
Using a Ready Made Frame
Canvas prints can be framed with or without glass. Simply pop them into any ready-made frame. You can choose to display it under glass, or secure the print to the backboard with double sided, acid free tape (like this one) and hang it without glass.
For more permanent mounting, the print can be brought to a framer to be mounted to gator board or masonite using an adhesive, such as Miracle Muck, and rolling through a pressure roller without heat.
A mat can also add so much to your art. It will take up more space on your wall and the white space creates a dramatic statement. If you’d like to add a mat, order a frame at least one size larger than your print. A mat is also a way to fit your art into a non-standard frame size. A local framer can custom cut a mat for you, or you can order one online from custommat.ca.
Some places to find frames:
My shop allows you to add a 2” border to your canvas print* so you can have it professionally stretched into a gallery wrap. Here’s some terminology to help you chat with your framer.
Framed print ready to be stretched
Gallery wrapped print with floater frame
Some of my favourite local frame shops:
Caring for Your Print
Water is not your friend—Display your canvas in a dry area. Humid conditions are not ideal for art, so avoid hanging your pieces in bathrooms, above a humidifier, or in unfinished basements. To ensure your art will last through the years, hang in a place with low humidity and few variations in temperature.
Keep away from direct sunlight—Pick a place on the wall that is out of direct sunlight. Art exposed to UV rays can cause damage and fade the colours of the art over time. A little light isn’t a bad thing; just try to avoid continuous, direct sunlight.
Cleaning—Dust often with a feather duster or soft cloth. You want to make sure you’re using a very soft bristle brush or cloth while cleaning to safeguard the print. Never use cleaners, solvents, or other liquids to clean your canvas.
Storage—Store art in the acid-free tissue paper it was shipped. If you use any other type of paper, make sure it’s acid free.