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Nature's Canvas Inc.

Jim Renaud
and Natalie Pietrzak-Renaud

London, Ontario, Canada


Nature’s Canvas Inc. is a family owned and operated art business, located in London Ontario, Canada. We offer geologically inspired one of a kind art pieces and unique mineral photo prints and canvas' to grace your home or office.

We the owners and founders of Nature’s Canvas Inc. are passionate and professionally accredited geologists. We are captivated by the beautiful and elegant wonders of nature on the smallest scale that are often invisible to the naked eye: minerals. As professional geoscientists, our job is international in breadth and often includes working on rocks in remote locations. Be it the jungles of the Amazon, the arctic tundra of Canada, the deserts of the Middle East or the plains of Mexico, we continually discover and are awed by what is wrought by the natural processes of the Earth. Our work has inspired us to start this company so that we can capture the raw natural beauty of each unique rock under the microscope and share it with you. Be captivated by what we see every day in our work; elegant geometries and beautiful symmetries, and spectacular colours. It is Nature’s true canvas.

Primary Materials

The photos are rendered at the highest possible resolution, graphically enhanced to maximize the print clarity, quality and colour consistency. The images are printed onto archival matte canvas material using an Epson large format printer and Epson inks. These inks provide an extremely large color gamut and optimal vibrancy. The prints are then hand-stretched and wrapped onto a heavy-duty canvas stretcher frame which are available in two different thicknesses (Thin (3/4 inch) and Thick (1 3/4 inch). The thick frames are our most popular it provides more depth from the wall. The hanging hardware is then added to the backside of the canvas wrap and carefully packaged.

Your custom sized matted print is printed on 240 gsm Ultra Premium Lustre photo paper. This instant drying paper produces vivid, lifelike images that rival those of traditional silver halide prints, and its 10-mil RC base gives prints a photographic feel, and keeps the paper cockle-free. Furthermore Ultra Premium Luster Photo Paper delivers highly saturated prints by offering maximum ink coverage and a high D-Max for true photographic reproductions.

Shipping Policy

Please note that the production time for matted photos is 3-5 business days. The production time on stretched canvases can be up to 3 weeks. We do a lot of field work and also quite a few shows, so if I am out of town I will let you know by email, when I anticipate being able to ship.