About Us

What we do


Anything Painted on Canvas is unique in the custom artwork field. While similar sites may provide giclee paintings (paint applied over a photograph printed on canvas), Anything Painted on Canvas offers 100% hand-painted artwork. We work with you to create the perfect design from your photograph, including digital manipulation of an existing photograph, or combining several subjects from different photographs into a cohesive composition.


Once this has been completed to the customer’s satisfaction, we send the new artwork to one of our artists, who starts with a blank canvas, and creates a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. As soon as you approve the finished painting, the artist sends your artwork to our framing and fulfillment center in the United States, where any stretching or framing is completed before being shipped directly to your door.



Anything Painted on Canvas was founded by Doug Ames and Tim Young in 2006, but the foundations for the company began years before that. Doug started his first company – a nightclub – when he was just 18. Though the club was a success, life and family took him down a different path. Charismatic and sociable, he spent many years in sales at various companies while moving around the West Coast, but by 2002, he was tired of putting on a suit and tie every day to work for someone else.


Shortly afterwards, Doug and his cousin Tim opened an eBay store, and Doug started teaching himself digital art for the photographs they were uploading to the site. Neither of them realized it at the time, but this was the first step down what would eventually become Anything Painted on Canvas.


In 2004, Doug was on a vacation in China. In a small village, he came across a man who was painting using a photograph as his subject, and immediately fell in love with the process. Within a year, he and Tim had started contacting artists around the world, and Anything Painted on Canvas went live in the summer of 2006.


Michella Ames took the reins of the company in 2018, but we continue to operate under the same mission: the best possible quality artwork, completed in partnership with our customers to deliver truly priceless pieces of art.