16 - 21 October 2013
Our Artist Surfaces team were thrilled to produce the bespoke canvases for a collection of paintings by Stuart Semple, exhibited in his solo exhibition ‘Suspend Disbelief’ in a stunning four floor 19th century property in Regents Park. Choosing the right support for your artwork can have a dramatic impact upon the end quality, the longevity and the sale-ability of your fine art. Over time, cheap, poor quality linen canvas fabric will rot and degrade, causing irreparable damage. To avoid these problems, we recommend investing in museum quality canvas which will stand the test of time.
All of Stuart’s stretchers are hand-made from kiln dried FSC regulated tulip wood. The kiln drying process removes all moisture from the timber, creating a durable, strong canvas stretcher support with a low risk of splitting when nailed or stapled. This low emission hardwood has very few knots and is resistant to warping (if stored correctly). All of our stretcher bar profiles include a quarter inch lip, giving the necessary clearance between the canvas fabric and the underlying stretcher to avoid stretcher bar marks (cracks in the paint). Each stretcher has been covered with acrylic primed cotton duck canvas fabric, the preferred choice for many practitioners due to its economic price. This quality canvas material provides a smooth, regular support with an even grain and is available in many widths and weights.