Fine art canvas gallery wraps by Williams Photography are a sophisticated way to display your artwork, but are often overlooked when designing your room spaces. They are one of my absolute favorite ways to display portraits! So, lets take a moment to learn a little more about these beautiful pieces.
What is a gallery wrapped canvas?
- It is a high quality print on an artist’s canvas.
- The canvas is stretched over custom-made wood stretcher bars.
- It is available in any size with a depth of 1.5″ or 2.5″.
What’s so cool about gallery wrapped canvases?
- Canvases make a bold statement.
- They appear to float on your wall.
- They don’t need a frame; the structure is inside the art.
Canvas images can be displayed individually or as a modern wall grouping. Canvas images are mounted to the wall using standard wire or sawtooth hangers, so no special hardware is needed. They are ready to hang immediately, no matting or framing needed. Once the print is made onto the canvas material, a protective coating is of semi-gloss or matte laminate is placed to provide UV protection and help prevent fading. The finished product truly is a personalized piece of art!
How to Care for Your Canvas:
You will want to treat your gallery wrap just like any other piece of art and just as with any artwork you may experience some unwanted scratches and nicks. These can be touched up with any type of archival ink pen or marker which can be purchased at your local art or craft store.
When choosing the perfect spot for your canvas, we recommend placing the canvas where it will not be subject to direct sunlight for extended periods of time. Though your canvas is sprayed with a UV Protector, over exposure to sunlight can cause discoloration and damage of your print.
In addition to the direct sunlight, it is best to avoid extreme temperatures and humidity. This can cause the canvas to become loose and sag on the stretcher bars. If this occurs just lean your canvas against a soft surface, and mist the open back of your print with warm water. As the canvas dries it will tighten back up.
If you would need to clean your canvas just use a soft, dry or slightly damp cloth and gently wipe away dirt and dust. Do not use any type of cleaning products or other chemical solutions. This may have a reaction with the UV Protection spray.