A Fun Little HISTORY about our Handmade Canvas Panels
This page is dedicated to all our Artists who have trusted us to provide them with a high quality canvas panel that will last for generations to come. Thank you very much for all your kind feedback and dedication now and in the years to come.
Our Canvases were initially designed for My wife Nova to paint ACEO's on. She wanted to paint on professional artist canvas and not artist paper. She wanted her art to last and give her buyers something special. Unfortunately there were no 2.5x3.5 size canvas panels available. So we made our own. The result was a truly professional looking mini work of art. Anyway after receiving feedback like (Thank you finally a real work of art.) We decided to offer our ACEO canvas panels through our old eBay store SharksYardSale where we sold all kinds of unique collectibles. I read every feedback that was received and our canvas panels were receiving a lot of praise from artists. Sometime in late November 2008 or early December we received an email from someone who was using one of our ACEO canvases for a project they were writing for "Create and Decorate Magazine" which they were looking to get published sometime in spring 2009 (Title - Flowers Are Sunshine, April 2009, page 48, Thank you Stephanie). Anyway, we made a decision in December of 2008 to change our eBay store name to SharksArtCanvas along with a dot com web address and dedicate all our efforts to support our artist friends. We believe that each canvas panel we make is a unique work of art in its self and are happy to be apart of the ACEO movement. We are also very proud to have been the first to offer an official OSWOA canvas panel that meets their size requirement and slides easily into any standard photo album page and become apart of their art movement as well.
September 2009 Nova’s idea to start a dollhouse line was started. Her idea was to provide artists with a mini professional canvas panel for them to paint. Now dollhouse collectors are able to get real artwork in mini size for their dollhouse or dollhouse collectors can paint their own work of art on a real professional canvas panel. Kids can also have fun painting art for their own special dollhouse.
December 2011 Nova came up with the idea of refrigerator magnet art. Imagine a real mini work of art displayed on a refrigerator. Her idea was to provide artists with another avenue to offer their artwork. Now people who collect refrigerator magnets now can get real artwork and display their art collection on their refrigerator or they can paint their own artwork. Magnet art makes a nice gift to share with friends and family and a great way to display children’s art. July 2012 I say to Nova see if you can fold this. It was 1 inch by 1.5 inches. Amazingly she did and the 1 inch ultra mini magnetic canvas panels were added. These little magnetic canvas panels are great for sayings as well as mini art and look great as refrigerator art.
September 2012 we received a questions that asked, can you make triangle canvas’? My reply was simple, I think we can. Let me try to make one. After a few tests they looked pretty good, and although it takes 3 times longer to make one, we are proud to provide triangles to our line of handmade canvas panels. So as of October 2012, artists can now get professional artist canvas panels in a triangle shape. Triangles are a great shape for mosaics and other creative artwork. Thank you Tiffany.
Thanks to eBay US we were able to offer our canvas panels worldwide. We are honored to have our handmade professional canvas panels used by artists in creating beautiful works of art on them which can be found in collections all over the United States as well as in the following growing list of countries Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Republic of Croatia, France, France Polynesia, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Maldives, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Russa, Russian Federation, Singapore, Slovenija, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey and the United Kingdom and perhaps a few others.
Over the years the Certificate of Authenticity, that is on the back of each canvas panel, has changed or modified slightly. Those changes now make it very exciting for the early ACEO collectors as well as todays collector. We look toward the future when making each canvas panel and picture 100 years from now when an ACEO collector showing their ACEO painting to an antique appraiser. Imagine your work of art painted on our handmade canvas panel and the antique appraiser telling the collector about you, the artist, and then as he flips over the painting he also explains to the collector that You had painted it on one of the first HANDMADE ACEO canvas panels that were sold on eBay. The bottom line is, we know you put your heart into every work of art you create and so do we. Together we offer art collectors something truly special.
Our goal is to make the very best quality handmade professional canvas possible and keep them affordable.