Art size guide: What size art should I buy?

What size should I buy?

If you have the space and the budget, I recommend buying art that is 16x20 inches (40x50cm) or larger. Most art prints look better at larger sizes so that you can enjoy all of the details, brush strokes, etc.

To help you pick the right size, here are some of my 'standard' art print sizes next to each other, in portrait and landscape orientation.

Examples of Landscape art pieces, showing comparative sizes
16x20in (40x50cm) 18x24in (45x60cm) 24x36in (60x90cm)


Examples of Portrait art pieces, showing comparative sizes
16x20in (40x50cm) 18x24in (45x60cm) 24x36in (60x90cm)


Some art prints mention a 'best size'. In this case, the artwork usually contains details that are very hard to make out at smaller sizes.

Because all orders are handmade, every art print can be made at a custom size. Select 'customise the size' before adding the print to your basket, or contact me before you order.

Buying unframed art prints

If you buy an unframed art print from me, and plan to frame it yourself, please read this page for important information about framing your print.

General size guidelines

Generally, the size you see on the shop is exactly accurate.

So, for example, if you buy an 18x24 inch art print, you should buy a frame that 'fits artwork' that is 18x24 inches. If you order a 60x90cm print, you should buy a frame that 'fits artwork' that is 60x90cm.

If you see an art print that is an unusual size, such as 24x11 inches (or 61x29cm), I strongly recommend you wait for the print to arrive before making or ordering a frame online. These pieces can vary in size by a few millimetres, and it's very frustrating if they don't fit into your frame!

If you need an art print that is an exact size in centimetres or inches, please contact me

Large art prints

Please contact me if you are planning to frame a large art print (over 40 inches or 100cm) yourself.

If you are buying your own frame, I recommend you wait for the frame to arrive, confirm the internal size of the frame, and then tell me the exact size that you need. Measure the width and height of the board on the back of the frame to get an accurate measurement.

Alternatively, buy the artwork from me, measure it when it arrives, and then order a frame to fit.

For large prints, I can customise the size for free.

If you are taking your art to a local framer, they will measure the print for you and then make the frame to fit.

Maps in "A" paper sizes

If you are looking for an A size that is not available on my shop, such as 2A0 or A4, please contact me for pricing.

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