My Canvas, archival canvas art


Hand-made Archival Canvas Art

It takes a labour of love to create these gorgeous hand-made art pieces, but Tracey makes sure each canvas is hand crafted to perfection, using only the highest quality products. Read more about why our customers believe My Canvas is the best canvas product in New Zealand.

Protective Coating

Our Canon pigment ink printed canvas prints are coated with a UV protective laminate, to preserve the colours and prevent your canvas from fading or cracking over time.

Stretching

Our canvases are individually hand-stretched to ensure a top quality finish. Our team check each print, to make sure no vital image information will be lost 'over the edge' before reaching this stretching stage.

Stapling

Our canvases are secured using staples, again by hand, to ensure the stretched canvas remains tight and in place, so it won't buckle or sag over time.

Finishing

Lastly, our New Zealand made frames are finished off with framers tape, for a tidy, professional finish, which won't lose it's stick, and won't fall off over time.

Supplied 'Ready to Hang'

All of our New Zealand made frames are supplied Ready to Hang with qualtiy hanging hardware, which are appropriate to the size canvas you have ordered, to make sure it will hang on your wall beautifully.

Archival Fine Art Paper

My Canvas also specialises in producing custom Archival Fine Art Paper prints.

Choose your favourite photograph to be transformed into a gorgeous fine art print, and get it framed yourself, or we can send it to our recommended framer, who is based in central Auckland.

Meet Tracey, Director of My Canvas

Tracey Ashton

Hello my name is Tracey Ashton. I am the owner of My Canvas, partner to Steven and mother to my beautiful baby boy Daniel, and also to Jack and Holly our two gorgeous golden labradors. Originally from Manchester in the UK with a background in business and a former life working with horses.

On returning from a long holiday to New Zealand at the end of 2005, my partner Steven and I had fallen in love with New Zealand and developed a burning desire to return as this was the place we wanted to be.

It didn't take us long and in 2006 we were back!! We live in the stunning Waitakeres in a beautiful little place called Laingholm which I'm told is the best kept secret in Auckland ssshhhhhh!  

On arrival in New Zealand I was soon continuing my career in the corporate world but after two years I was getting adventurous and had this idea of starting my own business. Steven and I had both always been keen photographers and I loved the concept of putting photos onto canvas having had a few printed as gifts in the UK.   

Drawing from my experience in business, love of photography and my passion for getting it right I put myself in the customers shoes and started to research what would make a good canvas printing business. I imagined I was a customer and had a special photo I wanted printing on canvas - what would I want from the company doing the printing for me? If I had just got married and wanted to preserve memories of my special day on canvas or had a photo of a beloved pet I wanted to remember what kind of company would I want to deal with?   

After months of trawling the internet and various retail outlets looking at the quality, prices and service on offer I decided I had a good plan and handle on what 'you' would want. Quality that only comes from using the best materials, great service with a personal touch so you don't feel like you are dealing with someone who doesn't know you or your photo and affordability which allows you to bring your memories to life without breaking the bank.  

In December 2007, I had the vision but needed that final push which came from a combination of my associate and friend Hayley Nichols who instilled in me that you should follow your dreams and Steven who without his support and belief in me, My Canvas would still be a dream. Plus with Steven's background in IT he has been recruited as technical support!!!  

I do hope you enjoy looking through my website and reading more about My Canvas and how we can help you create stunning works of art from your photographs or childrens artwork. There's lots to see and some specials and freebies too. Have a look at our gallery page to see what other people like you have had printed to get some ideas. I love seeing a photo transformed into a work of art and believe me I see some amazing photos sent in which have been taken by people like you.   

Remember to tell all your friends about My Canvas and join our mailing list  so you are the first to hear about future special offers and freebies. You can have a read of what other people are saying about My Canvas or order here if you  already know what you are looking for.  I'm always interested in receiving feedback so feel free to send me your comments and any new ideas to tracey@mycanvas.co.nz 

Tracey Ashton

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