ABOUT NATURE’S CANVAS

Nature’s Canvas Inc. is a family owned and operated art business, located in London Ontario, Canada. We offer geologically inspired art pieces, unique mineral photo prints, and one of a kind rock and mineral specimens to grace your home or office.

We the owners and founders of Nature’s Canvas Inc. are passionate and professionally accredited geologists. We are captivated by the beautiful and elegant wonders of nature on the smallest scale that are often invisible to the naked eye: minerals. As professional geoscientists, our job is international in breadth and often includes working on rocks in remote locations. Be it the jungles of the Amazon, the arctic tundra of Canada, the deserts of the Middle East or the plains of Mexico, we continually discover and are awed by what is wrought by the natural processes of the Earth. Our work has inspired us to start this company so that we can capture the raw natural beauty of each unique rock under the microscope and share it with you. Be captivated by what we see every day in our work; elegant geometries and beautiful symmetries, and spectacular colours. It is Nature’s true canvas.

“The use of science is not to conquer nature but to live in it” – Barry Commoner

MEET THE TEAM

Dr. Natalie Pietrzak-RenaudFounder and Curator

Natalie is a professional geologist by trade. Her passion for geology started at the age of 4 when she began collecting rocks from the driveway at the family cottage. Following the completion of her Masters degree she and Jim started their own geological consulting firm in London. She shares a passion for rocks, minerals, and science. Her geological work has taken her to many remote locations and the rocks she has studied are portrayed in our gallery.

Dr. Jim Renaud Co-Founder and Associate Curator

Jim is a professional geologist by trade. His passion for rock and mineral collecting inspired him to become a geologist 20 years ago. He is most fascinated by collecting large rock and mineral specimens and viewing them at a microscopic level. The gallery of images provided here are some of his best work.

Dr. Andrea PietrzakCultural Researcher

Andrea’s fascination for the cultures and religious studies of the world have made her a perfect cultural researcher for Nature’s Canvas. Andrea has developed an appreciation for rocks and minerals and has her own private collection of special specimens from around the world. She is keen on researching metaphysical properties of rocks and minerals and their uses in ancient cultural civilizations.

Mati Edwards of Mati DesignsInterior Decorator / Home Stager

Let Mati walk you through the process of making the best, most efficient use of your space. With the comfort and confidence that can only come from working with a professional, you can rest assured that your home will look its absolute best and you’ll look forward to coming home every day!

Let Mati enhance the beauty of your home.  She will work together with you and help you choose the perfect “Natures Canvas” to hang proudly and majestically on your walls in your home or office.  Make it yours, make a statement!