Your artistic journey deserves the perfect made to measure canvas, and at HM Canvases, we're here to bring your vision to life. Each canvas and stretcher bar is meticulously crafted in our Wolverhampton workshop.

With our Made-to-Measure service, the possibilities are endless. Choose from diverse canvases, including gallery-wrapped frames, cradled wooden painting panels and Tondos. Any size from 30cm x 30cm, up to 200cm x 300cm, is within your artistic reach. 

Primed and ready for your creative brush, our Blank Canvases cater to all preferences, whether you're working with oils or acrylics. Looking for a more custom surface? Explore our unprimed cotton and clear sealed linen options.

Handmade for artists at every stage. Upgrade from store-bought canvases, embark on commissioned work, or prepare for exhibitions and competitions – HM Canvases has got you covered.

And here's the best part – no hidden fees. Our prices include delivery and VAT, offering you a transparent and hassle-free experience as you dive into premium canvases for your artistic endeavours.

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Explore Our Canvas Ranges
Bespoke Studio Canvases
Bespoke Studio Canvases

Bespoke Studio Canvases are made using high quality Softwood stretchers and are stretched with artists 10oz Cotton Canvas. Available in sizes up to 150 x 150cm

Bespoke Gallery Premium Canvases
Bespoke Gallery Premium Canvases

Bespoke Gallery Canvases are made to your exact sizes using high-quality Hardwood and are stretched with a choice of 12oz Cotton Duck, Black Primed cotton, Superfine Cotton and Fine Linen in sizes up to 180cm x 180cm

Bespoke Professional Canvases
Bespoke Professional Canvases

Bespoke Professional Canvases are made using high-quality Extra Wide Hardwood Stretchers. They are stretched with a choice of 12oz cotton Duck, Superfine Cotton, Fine Linen, Medium Linen, Clear Sealed Linen and Jute in sizes up to 190cm x 190cm

Extra Large Bespoke Professional Canvases
Extra Large Bespoke Professional Canvases

XL Bespoke Professional Canvases are made using high-quality Extra Wide Hardwood Stretchers. They are stretched with a choice of 12oz cotton duck or 12oz Unprimed Cotton in sizes up to 200cm x 300cm

Explore Our Panels & Canvas Supplies
Panels and Canvas Boards
Panels and Canvas Boards

Cradled Ash Faced Plywood Panels. Available in three depths and in sizes up to 120cm x 120cm

Stretcher Bars
Stretcher Bars

Made to Measure Canvas Stretcher Bars are Made Using High Quality Solid Hardwood to Exact Sizes

Canvas Fabric
Canvas Fabric

The Fabric we used to make our Stretched Canvases is also available to buy by the linear metre or the roll if you wish to stretch your own canvases over existing stretchers, or in combination with our Stretcher Frames. 

 

Our Bespoke Canvases & Stretchers Are Made To Order - Our Current Lead Time 10 Days for Stretchers & 2 Weeks for Canvases. For XL canvases the lead time is 3 weeks.

 

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Your Canvas, Your Deadline: Introducing HM Canvases Readymade Range

At HM Canvases, we understand that the creative process can be spontaneous and time sensitive. Whether you've landed a last-minute commission, seek the keenest pricing, or are ready to upgrade from store-bought canvases, our Readymade Range is designed with you in mind. Here, you'll discover a curated selection of canvases, meticulously handmade to the same high quality as our Bespoke ranges, and they are ready to be dispatched to your studio.


Why Paint on Black Primed Canvas

HM Canvases offers Black Primed Canvases in Bespoke Sizes as an alternative to the standard White Primed. If you are after a different mood, or vibrancy to your painting then please read on.

Painting on a black canvas can offer a unique and dramatic visual effect, providing artists with a distinct set of advantages and creative opportunities. Here are several reasons why an artist might choose to paint on a black canvas:

1. **Contrast and Vibrancy:** Black serves as an excellent backdrop to make colours pop. When applied against a dark background, bright and vibrant colours appear more intense and vivid. This heightened contrast can create a visually striking and dynamic composition.

2. **Atmosphere and Mood:** The use of a black canvas can contribute to the overall atmosphere and mood of the artwork.


A Brief History of Painting Fabrics

Linen

Linen has been used as a painting support for centuries, and its long history can be traced back to ancient Egypt, where it was used for mummification, clothing, and even as a currency.

During the Renaissance, linen became the preferred support for oil painting as, unlike wooden panels, it could withstand the expansion and contraction of the paint as it dried and was resistant to moisture and humidity. This allowed artists to create large, complex works that could be transported and displayed without damage.

In the 18th and 19th centuries, linen remained the primary support for oil painting......