What is Canvas Art?

Or more specifically...what is Gallery Wrap Canvas Art?

You may have heard your friends talking about their beautiful new gallery wrapped canvas print they just received from Canvas Press and you may be wondering exactly what they are talking about and asking yourself, "What is a Gallery Wrap?" or "What is this whole canvas art thing all about?" No worries, we are here to answer all your questions and put your fears to rest...not that there is anything to be afraid of. It is just a figure of speech. The best definition I can give you as to what canvas art or a gallery wrap is: A technique where an artist canvas is stretched over a frame and is secured to the back of the wooden frame so that no hardware (staples) are visible. This allows for the image to wrap around the edges of the canvas, thus giving you a frameless piece of art. The image on the side of the canvas can be a continuation of the image, a reflection of the edges of the image, or any color you like.

Back in the days of Picasso and Van Gogh, they painted onto canvas to create amazing works of art. You may not be a Picasso or Van Gogh, but you can now you can have the same feel by putting your artwork and photos on canvas. You can easily create your very own gallery wrapped canvas print with family portraits, travel photos, pet photos, graphic art...the ideas are limitless. The question now is what CAN'T you create as photo canvas art? You are only limited by your creativity.

Gallery wraps were once only seen in art galleries, but now you can have your very own art gallery of canvas photo prints in your home. The key to any great gallery is finding a cohesive subject (easy...that's your family or those amazing photos from your last vacation), deciding where in the house your gallery will be housed (you can charge an entry fee if you want), then deciding on the size of the canvas photo or photos to put on the wall. No worries on that either. We can help you with suggestions based on our experience.

At www.canvaspress.com we can gallery wrap your canvas print in 3 different depths (.75, 1.5, and 2 inches) and have custom print sizes to satisfy that creative streak inside of you. We specialize in creating the highest quality canvas prints, also known as Giclee printing (prounounced "zhee-clay"). We are here you help you throughout the ordering process and ready to take your photo to a canvas. Now you can go figure out where your new gallery will be in your house.