Canvas Print Sizes Guide

Large canvas wall print

Canvas prints come in many different sizes, from small A4 canvas prints to larger canvases of A1 and beyond. You may not have heard about ‘A’ sizes, or you may need to visualise how big a certain canvas size will be before you buy a canvas, which is why we have created this handy guide for canvas sizes. There is also a useful measurement conversion tool below which converts between inches, feet and centimetres.

Basic Canvas Sizes
Our canvas wall prints are offered in several standard sizes which should suit most purposes. They start at 12 x 16 inch and go up to 24 x 34″ for the large canvas art. These canvas sizes are typical of what is offered on most canvas stores and galleries.

Bespoke Canvas Prints
If you need a specific sized canvas for your wall space, just contact us with your preferred size and we can work out our best price. We have made many bespoke canvas prints over the years that customers have ordered to suit their rooms. If you are going bigger than the large canvas art we offer, you just need to be careful that the picture can be enlarged as much as you want, and that the size fits the stretcher bars we have. In most cases you won’t have any issues.


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A Visual Guide to Canvas Print Sizes

We have put together an easy to follow visual treat which shows how big (or small) a canvas picture will look in your home surroundings. The images below show how big canvas art prints will suit large wall spaces better than smaller ones. For instance, this A4 canvas below looks ridiculous hung above this sofa, but it is just to give you an idea on the size variations so you can choose the right canvas picture for your room.

a4 canvas art prints

A4 Canvas Print 8 x 12″

These small canvas pictures are not offered as standard in our gallery as people tend to want large canvas art for their rooms to make a statement instead. Think of an A4 canvas print as the size of office headed paper. For 8×12 inch canvas art we tend to give them plain sides as opposed to the image wrap. This is purely because you will lose too much of the image if it is wrapped around the canvas sides.

a3 canvas wall art

A3 Canvas Print 12 x 16″

These A3 size canvases are great for filling a small area of wall space. Measuring 12 x 16 inches, an A3 canvas print will also make a great present without breaking the bank. We generally print these with plain edges too, although the other option is to mirror or clone the image on the sides. As you can see, this size canvas is still not suitable for hanging over a sofa!

a2 canvas wall picture

A2 Canvas Print 16 x 24″

Large prints on canvas make a great statement in your rooms. An A2 canvas print will suit a good sized wall or if you have a large wall, go for two of them! Depending on your sofa, you could get away with this size. You do need space around the canvas to allow the image to ‘breathe’, but too much space makes it look lost.

A1 canvas print size

A1 Canvas Print 24 x 34″

Our largest standard canvases are also our most popular size. At a whopping 24 x 34 inch they provide a stunning visual treat when hung in the right space. This visual shows how an A1 canvas picture will fill a space above a sofa and create a real impact. We also offer most of our gallery images in the split panel triptych size of 24 x 34″ overall size.

Extra Large Canvas Prints

Looking for giant canvas prints for your room? We can print most of our gallery photographs at larger sizes to suit your room. Big canvas prints look incredible in the right space. Let us know your ideal custom size canvas print and we will do our best. Our art is high quality and produced from professional photographers so most of the pictures can be enlarged without too much loss of detail. If you would like to buy an extra large canvas print we will check the image quality to ensure it will still look crisp and clear at your required size. We’re not in the business of selling you canvases that won’t look good, just to make some money! If you want to use our custom canvas printing service to have your own photograph printed on canvas, just email us the image and we can advise you on the largest we could comfortably print it. And you don’t have to resize your images, just send them in and we’ll do the rest.

Tips for choosing the right canvas picture size

  • Decide where your canvas will hang before you order
  • Make sure your canvas size will leave enough space around it
  • Choose a large canvas print for a visual focal point
  • Aim for the centre of the canvas to hang at eye level
  • Try a split panel triptych canvas for a real attention-grabber


size convertor
Use our special size convertor to see what a particular length converts to…


Please note that the images above of various canvas print sizes are only for reference and are not strictly the sizes mentioned. Please only use them as a guide. It is best to measure up your wall space first to determine the ideal sized canvas for your needs.

seascape canvas picture print

Choose the right sized canvas print and it will enhance your interior design instantly.


Acrylic Photo Blocks – The Perfect Gift

Acrylic Photo Print

What is an acrylic print? It’s very hard to describe just how great these acrylic photo blocks look, but if we say the words ‘funky’, ‘cool’ and ‘awesome’ it may go some way to giving you an idea, at the cost of sounding a little old school with those words. These personalised blocks, though, are in no way old school!  Fresh and unique, acrylic blocks are a fantastic way to show off your own photos or to make a gift that will stand out from all the others. Let’s find out just how good they are…

When we show our photo blocks to people who haven’t seen any before, they usually blurt out things like ‘Wow!’ and ‘I want one!’. They are so different to other photo displays that they immediately catch your eye. Modern and contemporary looking, the acrylic photo blocks can transform your pictures and bring them to life. The thick acrylic block allows light to flow through the display creating a super glossy and punchy image. It makes for a 3D style presentation as the light illuminates from the sides and top too. Essentially frameless picture frames, personalised acrylic blocks are freestanding so there’s no need to get the drill or hammer out. Simply set them down on a table, bookcase, desk or mantlepiece and they will provide a real talking point in your home or office. Show off your favourite photos or send them to your friends and family as a unique personalised gift. Continue reading

Capturing the Beauty of Autumn Colours

Autumn Dreams

Autumn Dreams by Jacky Parker

As the warm summer days begin to fade away we find the nights drawing in and the temperatures dropping. Our minds turn to winter and the ensuing delights of Christmas, but before all that happens we have the wonders of Autumn to enjoy. This brings about a visual change to our world, with new colours across the landscape and temperatures that make those glorious barbecues seem like distant memories.

One of the most inspiring things about Autumn are the incredible colours this season brings with golden leaves and misty mornings that . The trees that were once full of green leaves now begin to wind down for the winter, shedding the leaves like a colourful carpet on the ground. A multitude of colours like a patchwork quilt are created with reds, oranges, yellows and browns. Catch them in the low sunlight of an early morning and they can look like pieces of artwork in their own right. Add a touch of frost and the images they produce really catch the eye. Continue reading

The Top Five Art Galleries In The UK

UK art gallery guide

The type of art you like can be deeply personal. You might be moved by classical paintings, portraits of religious figures, and perhaps tales from mythology. Here at Fotoviva we’re more into the photographic art side of things. Certain styles and colours may speak to you more than others.

There are also countless art categories ranging from contemporary, classical, abstract, to modern. The best way to discover art for yourself is to visit as many art galleries as you can. Europe is home to many amazing art galleries to start or continue your journey of artistic exploration. Here in the United Kingdom we have countless galleries that are worth seeing, most of which are free to enter. In this article, we will outline the top five art galleries in the UK. Continue reading

An Interview with Don Tiffney

Daybreak photographic print by Don Tiffney

Daybreak – Seascape wall art by Don Tiffney

Don was one of our first photographic contributors and has a large selection of images on the Fotoviva Art Store. He has just developed his new website to showcase the exceptional work he has made so we thought it a good time to have a chat with him and see what’s going on.

How long have you been taking photos and what is your camera history?
I have been taking photographs since my early twenties after winning a camera in a sales competition (I was in the motor trade), it was my first ‘proper’ camera a Yashica 35mm GSN rangefinder. I was severely lacking in technique but was very impressed with the quality images the camera was capable of and I set out to improve my picture taking ability.

Over the years I progressed to 35mm film SLR’s & medium format too, my images were nearly always slides and I still have a collection of several thousand that I periodically get out, dust down my projector & have a slideshow session!

I have a collection of vintage cameras (all working) from box Brownies, folders, medium format & of course I still own a Yashica 35mm GSN rangefinder which I last used a week ago. Some of the older stuff I have been trying out lately too (75+ year old cameras) as I have found a supplier of film for these in New York, it really does test your skills!  Continue reading

5 of the Best Inspirational Street Photographers

The very idea of ‘inspirational’ photography is somewhat misleading due to common misconceptions regarding how people are ‘inspired.’ The conventional definition of ‘inspirational’ art and messages focus on a positive feeling or insight the viewer walks away with. This is only part of the power of truly inspirational art. We are inspired to dig deep within ourselves both by positive and also ‘negative’ or, at the very least, ‘not so positive’ art. In fact, one could argue that art that makes us ill at ease or shocks us from our complacency is no less ‘inspirational’ than feel good images that appeal to our better angels. Indeed, the awkwardness, confusion, and, often, sheer discomfort we get from images and media often does a better job at triggering self-reflection that lead to positive action. For the purposes of this essay, we focus on this broader definition of ‘inspirational.’ The following five street photographers have a knack for framing images that challenge, confound, shock, and otherwise move us from the cozy confines of our comfort zones. They remind us of ideals we’ve left slip or afford us a peek at different corners of our world we’d rather not venture to. The images they present put us in a frame of mind that demands honesty and reflection. Continue reading

Award Winning Art Prints

Yet again one of our photographers has won a prestigious award for their work, this time it’s a very well deserved win for Tim Wallace and his stunning ‘San Francisco’ image. This great piece of photography won 1st prize in the Travel Photography category of the Professional Photographer of the Year competition. Sponsored by Professional Photographer Magazine, Tim fought off hundreds of entries from that category to win 1st place.

San Francisco Dawn by Tim Wallace

San Francisco Dawn by Tim Wallace

Here at Fotoviva Art Prints we have been representing Tim for many years now and whilst his usual imagery is of an automotive nature, occasionally he throws in something different which is of equal technical and creative brilliance. The San Francisco wall print is a unique piece of wall art which works perfectly as a canvas wall picture but also printed on acrylic.  Continue reading

A Guide to Hanging Split Canvas Prints

If you have bought a split panel canvas print you may be wondering about the best spacing to give the canvases when you hang them on the wall. Attaching a normal printed canvas picture is very easy, but when your image is split across 3 or more wooden frames, it becomes a little trickier. Here at Fotoviva Art Prints we have been making triptych canvases for many years and are considered by some as the leading canvas manufacturer in the UK, so before you go drilling holes in the wrong places we thought we’d share some tips to ensure your multi panel canvas has the most impact in your home or office space. A set of three canvas prints is not cheap, so let’s make sure you get it right! Continue reading

Revitalise Your Kitchen With Wall Art

Whether you are having a new kitchen installed, have just moved into a new house or just want to freshen up your kitchen design, buying some kitchen wall art is a great idea and can change the whole look of the room.

We tend to spend quite a lot of our time in the kitchen, whether we’re cooking up a lovely meal or doing the dreaded washing up! It can be the hub of family life in a home so why not beautify the room with some kitchen art prints. The colours and imagery of kitchen wall decor can brighten up the place and encourage a pleasing atmosphere for the living space. You never know, it may even inspire you to get those old cookery books out of the cupboard and spend more time in the kitchen! Continue reading

Using Floral Canvas Prints in Your Home

Nature has a special way of creating beauty in every corner of life. The natural colours, lines and patterns it creates can produce some of the most stunning scenes you will ever see. From rolling landscapes to forests and animals, nature brings us things we love to see. One of the best examples of this natural beauty are flowers, from beautiful red roses to delicate white lilies. Thankfully we can use floral canvas art to bring this beauty into our homes. Continue reading