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Paintings from photos of Special Places

Paintings from photos Special places,  views or moments

A place, view, building or moment captured can bring back memories and make a treasured gift. Old slides and photos can provide the basis of a painting just as well as a modern digital picture. Even paper print can be digitized with a scanner to provide the basis of a painting or sketch. Contact us or use our upload facility to send us a picture you would like to use and we will let you know what can be done with it.

Several styles can work well with places and buildings including pencil,  pastel, oil and watercolour. If you need  some advise about the style that would work best we would be glad to help.

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How it Works

photo to art starts with a camera at scarlet ibis art

Large sharp photos with plenty of pixels work best.  Not sure if a photo will work ? Please upload the photo to us and ask our advice.


There are 16 styles to choose from. If you need help choosing a style please upload your photo to us and we will get back to you with some suggestions


Our canvas stretchers have two depths. Choose shallow if you want to frame it, deeper to hang it straight on the wall.

We normally use lightly textured watercolour paper for most styles. Black and white or sepia often look better on satin or gloss paper.


Usually, photos are portrait or panorama shaped. If you want to change the format crop it before you send it. Otherwise, tell us and we will do it for you.

we check your photo is ok for photo to art

As a rough guide every 10 inches (25 cms) needs 1000 pixels. To find out how big your picture will print please upload it to us before you place an order.


For canvas prints you can wrap the picture around the sides Alternatively,  you can have a black, white or coloured edge.

For paper prints have a white border if you want to mount and frame.


If you have specific instructions for us about backgrounds or removing distracting objects e.t.c. please enter these in the box  provided or contact us


If your order is a standard size e.t.c you can place your order online otherwise a payment request can be sent instead.

we paint your photo with digital tools and brushes

When placing an order online an upload facility is available. If we already have the picture/s no need to resend


We check we know exactly what you want for your print . If we need too we will send you a layout, so you see how it looks before we start work on the style.


We start work transforming your photo in the style you have chosen using digital brushes and graphics tools


In a day or two we send you a proof to approve. You can ask for any changes at this stage. You can have as many proofs as you like,  we only print when you are happy with what you see.

photo to art is dispatched to your door by scarlet ibis art

We print your picture on  350 gm canvas or the paper you have chosen


Your canvas print will be varnished and stretched over the canvas stretchers. Paper prints will be cut to size and protected with a clear lacquer finish.


Canvas prints are triple wrapped to protect them in transit. Paper prints are put into large sealed cardboard tubes.


Prints are usually sent via Parcel-Force and will arrive one or two days after being sent at the latest.


 Once you place an order with us we will work with you to produce a print in the style chosen.

We will produce as many proofs as required and only print when you are happy with what you see.

If we cannot come up with a something you are happy with or your photo just wont work we will refund you in full 

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Our prices and sizes

We charge from  £20 to  £45.00  fee for transforming your photographs depending on the style you choose then you just add the price for the size of picture you need.

On top of this there is a small charge(£10) for each additional subject included in the picture.

Delivery in the UK is free.

Special Places on Canvas

Special Places on Paper

Scarlet-Ibis Art   Telephone: 01525 306113   Email: Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 - 5:00

ADDRESS: 10 Albany Road, Leighton Buzzard, Beds, LU7 1NS