Photos to Art

Quite often what looks like a mediorce digital photo can be given a whole new lease of life and become worthy of a place on your wall, rather than in the corner of a social media photo album or post...

M​y 'Photos to Art' service offers you exactly that with digital transformations into 'Light' or 'Dark' Watercolours, Spot Colours and Oil & Sharpening finishes.

There are example of each of these below so you can see exactly how these transformations work, starting with my most popular edit a combination of both Oil and Watercolour.

Not all photos transform well, that's why I assess your photo first and provide you with a sample image for free.

For more information and prices, click on the 'Photos to Art' buttons.

Oil & Watercolour

Oil and Watercolour transformations mix very well together to add vibrancy, enhance colours and to give an impression of texture to photos - as can be clearly seen in the example here.

These are proving to be my most popular Photos to Art transformations and work particularly well with pet portraits.

Customer feedback: "Just a quick note to say I could not be happier with the picture you did for me! You have taken a blurry old iPhone picture and turned it into an almost 3D image that captures the subject perfectly. I will not hesitate to recommend you to family and friends." - Lynn Harbottle

Watercolour (Light)

I have two options for Watercolour reproductions, Light and Dark. The difference between the two is the background canvas. With Light it is, err, light - no suprises there. I will leave you to guess (or page down) what Dark does :-)

As oppose to Oil & Watercolour, Watercolour on its own is softer and 'flatter', as indeed watercolur pictures are compared to oils. Nevertheless they can make a striking transformation to your photos.

Spot Colour

You might not know this as Spot Colour but it is very recognisable, often depicting a red phone booth or pillar box or umbrella.

If you chose this option you get that chance to tell me what in your photo you want to be left in colour and should you wish, what colour eg "change the red umbrella to blue".

Oil & Sharpening

Sometimes your pictures just need a bit of polish and that is what Oil & Sharpening does. Take a look at the example picture - the Sharpening process really brings out the outline detail and the Oil effect makes it look a bit more like an Oil painting.

More importantly for your art, together these processes revive a picture and make a great foundation for printing, particularly on to a canvas.

Watercolour (Dark)

No prizes for guessing what this one is all about.

I introduced this as an option as an alternative to the norm. It is unusual to see a Watercolour that is predominately dark - the medium does not readily lend itself to this. Yet it can be striking! So that is what is on offer here.

Not all pictures suit this, but when they do...