Metal Wall Art

April 23, 2023  |  Colorado

Metal wall art is becoming a popular decor choice for those looking for modern, crisp, and contemporary fine art without the exorbitant costs often associated with the larger wall art found in galleries. While producing metal wall art is not inexpensive, it’s often more economical than creating large acrylic prints or framing fine art prints that utilize fancy Italian wood frames. Even though the price of this style of presentation is lower, however, it still can impress and inspire viewers, especially when incredibly unique or personally-expressive fine art photography is printed on it. Indeed, my Chromaluxe metal wall art prints are a popular choice among art buyers and collectors because they often hit that sweet spot between quality and value while embodying elegance and showing contemporary style.

photograph of yellow and orange autumn leaves with morning dew on the ground
The bright colors and simple elegance of fallen aspen leaves makes this fine art photo a perfect match for metal wall art. Shop for similar metal wall art prints in Matt's Fall & Autumn Collection.

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Why Shop for Metal Wall Art?

Metal wall art is a great choice for those looking to spruce up their space. Large metal wall art nature prints are durable, UV-resistant, and impressive. Paper prints can fade without the proper acrylic-facing, while canvas prints can be torn. Additionally, canvas can only be printed with images up to 200 DPI, leaving a lot to be desired when it comes to sharpness and color fidelity.

Metal wall art, on the other hand, is more vibrant and lasts longer than traditional fine art photography mediums. It also happens to be vastly more affordable. Most photographers choose to sell loose prints of their work at a lower price point; however, these prints are almost never ready to be hung, let alone framed, adding significant overall cost to your purchase. My metal wall art nature prints are shipped to you for free and are ready to hang upon arrival, reducing your overall cost to enhance your home or office!

Everyone Prints Metal Wall Art; What Makes Yours Better?

Metal wall art has become a very popular medium sold by photographers all over the world, often for dirt-cheap prices. Unfortunately, a lot of photographers are not accustomed to printing their fine art photo prints on metal and have not mastered the minutiae required to optimize this print medium.

Metal wall art tends to accentuate darks and shadows while increasing saturation, so care and experience are needed to get these prints looking just the way you see them here. This is why I have partnered with a custom fine art print lab and why I scrutinize every print before it is shipped for free to my customers. While this adds time and expense on my end, it is the only way to ensure that you get metal wall art that meets your expectations.

This experience came at my own expense through a lot of trial and error (and failure). Most buyers looking for prints online start at marketplaces like Amazon, Etsy, or Fine Art America, where photos are unfortunately churned out without any quality control or attention to detail. I encourage buyers to shop with confidence from an artist who values customer service and wants full control over the print-making process.

sunset behind a Colorado mountain range with field of yellow wildflowers in the foreground
Fine art photography prints as metal wall art are well-suited for vibrant and colorful mountain and wildflower scenes like this one from Matt Payne's Colorado Mountain Collection.

Why is Metal Wall Art a Good Decor Choice?

Making significant improvements to your home's decor is no easy task. Often as busy homeowners, we rush to the easiest solution possible by shopping with big brands like Amazon or taking a trip to our local furniture store to purchase generic art that is made from cheap materials and is mass-produced.

While metal nature wall art is a wonderful decor choice due to its lower production costs and long-lasting properties, what separates good metal wall art from bad is the process of working directly with an artist with a good reputation. I pride myself on only suggesting metal wall art to my clients and customers when it makes sense for their space, and only in the sizes that they can afford and that make visual sense. This is why I offer a free art consultation for every buyer. I want you to feel comfortable before buying, so you know you're making the best choice in selecting high-quality and unique work to improve your home's decor.

nature photograph of snow-capped mountains in the background and yellow aspen trees in the foreground
Vibrant yellow aspen trees, snow-capped Colorado mountains, and a dramatic blue sky make this photo a great candidate for metal wall art for your home. Shop for metal wall art like this fine art photo print in Matt Payne's best selling prints collection.

What If I Don't Like Metal Wall Art?

Hey, I totally get it. Metal nature wall art isn't for everyone. Some people prefer the look and feel of classic paper fine art prints or more contemporary acrylic prints. I think there is a use case for all of these mediums, and depending on what the light is like in your home, metal wall art might not be the right choice.

Indeed, how you choose to light your fine art prints is an important variable to consider before buying a large print for your home. Regardless of what your preferences are, I am here to answer any questions you might have about buying metal nature wall art for your home or office. Feel free to reach out directly so we can chat about your goals and vision and hopefully find something really special that will last a lifetime and remind you about how amazing nature is.

How Much Should Metal Prints Cost?

The cost of metal prints can vary depending on the size, finish, and quality of the print. In general, metal prints are more expensive than traditional prints on loose paper or canvas but less expensive than acrylic prints or framed prints.

The size of the piece is one of the biggest factors that will affect the price. A larger print will cost more than a smaller print, simply because it requires more material and labor to produce.

The finish of the print is another factor that can affect the price. There are a variety of finishes available, including glossy, matte, and satin. The finish you choose will affect the overall look and feel of the print, so it's important to pick one that you like.

Here are some additional factors that can affect the price of metal prints:

The type of metal used:

Aluminum is the most common type of metal used for metal prints, but other metals such as stainless steel and brass are also available.

The thickness of the metal:

Thicker metal prints are more durable and will last longer, but they will also cost more.

The quality of the inks used:

High-quality inks will produce better color reproduction and will last longer, but they will also cost more.

The complexity of the image:

More complex images, such as those with a lot of detail, will require more time and labor to produce, so they may cost more.

For reference, here’s a rough comparison of the cost of framed prints versus metal and acrylic prints*:

*Costs are approximate and based on the assumption that the framed print uses non-glare acrylic with custom matting.

fallen leaves resting on rocks in still stream with water reflecting yellow aspen trees
I bet you've never seen anything like this metal wall art print in Ikea or TJ Maxx! These fallen Colorado leaves were photographed with precision and artistry and make for an incredible metal wall art choice to improve your home décor.

Metal Mountain Photography from the Colorado Rockies

If you’ve decided that metal prints are the way to go but you’re not sure what kinds of images you want, I encourage you to start by browsing this mountain photography gallery. I’m confident you’ll find something you love. These fine art prints feature unique and stunning pictures of the Colorado Rockies. In this online gallery, you can view and purchase the best metal wall art on the market today.

14er Photography Prints | The Pure Joy of Mountain Climbing

I live in Durango, a city surrounded by some of the most majestic mountains in the United States. I spend several weeks each year climbing, so I can take pictures of the mountains for the rest of the world to enjoy. I have climbed over 200 mountains in Colorado, including all of the 14ers. Mountain photography is a big part of my life, and overcoming the challenges of climbing with a full-frame camera is pure joy.

If you’re looking for “14er” photography prints, you’ve come to the right place. My galleries include subjects like lush meadows of wildflowers, the rugged Needle Mountains, the quartzite cliffs of the Grenadier Mountains, and the San Juan Mountains. There’s truly something for everyone! Depending on your overall vision, I encourage you to browse by color. It’s a great way to find a piece that will enhance your decor perfectly.

rolling sand dunes in Death Valley
Unique and personally-expressive prints like this sand dune photo from Death Valley make for excellent metal wall art to spruce up the colors in your home. Shop for unique metal wall art from many locations in Matt's by location gallery collections.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Metal Wall Art?

Metal wall art is a type of wall art that is made from metal, most often aluminum, stainless steel, or brass. Captivating images can be printed on the metal, making for breathtaking pieces of decor.

What are the benefits of wall art on metal?

There are many benefits to metal wall art. It is durable, long-lasting, and easy to care for. Metal wall art is also resistant to fading and moisture, making it a great choice for any room in your home.

What are the different types of metal wall art?

There are many different types of metal wall art available. Some of the most popular types include:

  • Metal prints: Metal prints are made by printing an image onto a metal surface. Metal prints are a great way to add a touch of color and style to your home or office.
  • Metal sculptures: Metal sculptures are a unique and eye-catching way to add art to your home or office. Metal sculptures can be made from a variety of metals, and they can be found in a variety of shapes and sizes.
  • Metal wall hangings: Metal wall hangings are a great way to add a touch of nature to your home or office. Metal wall hangings can be made in a variety of shapes and sizes.

How do I care for metal wall art?

Metal wall art is very easy to care for. Simply dust it with a soft cloth occasionally to keep it clean. Non-ammonia glass cleaner, water, or isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol can also be used without harming the print surface.

Colorado Mountain Photography: A Labor of Love

Colorado mountain photography is a labor of love. It requires meticulous research, physical prowess, and considerable time. There’s also a bit of luck involved because the best images only result when conditions are ideal.

Meticulous Research

The first step is to do your research. This includes studying climbing guides, talking to other mountaineers, and considering the best time of year to shoot. You’ll need to know the terrain, the weather, and the best route to take.

Physical Prowess

Once you have a plan, it’s time to start climbing. Mountain climbing is physically demanding, even more so when you have to carry camping gear and photography equipment. You’ll need to be in good physical shape to make the journey.

Considerable Time

Trekking to the summit of a mountain can take hours or even days. Once you reach the top, you’ll need to wait for the ideal conditions to capture the perfect shot. This could mean waiting for the sun to come out, the clouds to part, or the wind to die down. It often takes several attempts to get the photo that meets your artistic vision.

The Rewards

Despite the challenges, Colorado mountain photography is incredibly rewarding. The views from the top of a mountain are breathtaking, and the sense of accomplishment you feel after reaching the summit is unparalleled. If you’re looking for a challenge and a chance to capture stunning images, Colorado mountain photography is the perfect pursuit. (And if you’re not sure you’re up for it, you can still reap the visual rewards by purchasing one of my prints!)

panoramic photograph of Colorado mountain range in fall at sunset with yellow and red leaves in the foreground
Since metal wall art can be printed at nearly any custom size, panoramic fine art photography prints like this one from Colorado in fall make for an excellent choice when you are looking to add color to a unique place in your home. Shop for fine art panoramic metal wall art today!

Unique Metal Prints of Mountains

The fine art mountain photography prints in this gallery are available for purchase. I only use the highest quality photography print mediums available today, and I pride myself on delivering great customer service and a print that will last a lifetime.

Making these prints is no easy feat. It requires athletic training, mountaineering skills, and the investment in the highest resolution digital cameras and finest lenses available. The difficulty in capturing these mountain pictures is well worth it, though, when I see the final product.

Unlike most landscape photographers, I pride myself on capturing real moments in nature. I have chosen to stay true to the presentation of my mountain pictures in an honest way. In my view, this is the best way to present mountain photography and to create fine art prints that are honest and true to nature.

When you view these prints, you can trust that they portray actual moments in nature that I really experienced. My goal is for these images to fill your imagination with wonder and excitement in only the way that nature can. Enjoy!

Fine Art Mountain Metal Prints

The unique mountain photos in this gallery are available as fine art metal prints and are some of the best Colorado mountain photographs ever made. I am also able to print my work on other custom materials and sizes upon request.

If you're looking for a unique and stunning piece of art for your home or office, I encourage you to check out my fine art mountain photography wall art on metal.

Here are some of the benefits of owning a fine art mountain photography metal print:

  • They add a touch of nature to your home. Mountains are a symbol of nature, and hanging a fine art mountain photography print in your home can help to bring the outdoors in.
  • They can help to improve your mood. Studies have shown that looking at nature can help to reduce stress and improve your mood. Hanging a fine art mountain photography print in your home can help you to feel more relaxed and at peace.
  • They can make your home more stylish. Fine art mountain photography prints are a unique and stylish way to add art to your home. They can be hung in any room, and they will add sophistication to your décor.
  • They are a great way to show off your personality. The type of mountain print you choose can say a lot about your personality. If you are an adventurous person, you might choose a print of a mountain range. If you are more relaxed, you might choose a print of a mountain lake.
  • They are a great investment. Fine art mountain photography prints are made to last. They are resistant to fading and moisture, so you can enjoy them for years to come.
fall landscape at sunset with red and yellow trees in the foreground and Colorado mountain in the background
The colors of fall in Colorado are one of my favorite subjects to photograph because they make such amazing metal wall art prints. Discover even more Colorado fine art autumn & fall prints by shopping Matt's gallery.

About Matt Payne

I grew up in Colorado Springs, where it was easy for my parents to impress upon me a healthy appreciation for the outdoors. We weren’t all that well off, which I later realized was a blessing in disguise because it was why our family vacations were no more luxurious than going camping in the mountains. We would go almost every weekend in the summer. In the 1980s, my father, who was an avid climber, also took me along on his pursuit to climb Colorado’s 100 highest mountains. Along the way, my parents taught me how to tread lightly and leave no trace, so we could preserve the fragile tundra and ecosystem.

Matt Payne photographing a distant desert vista with a telephoto lens

After my parents helped me climb my first 14,000-foot mountain at the age 6, I was hooked. I fell in love with the sport and the environment, and I wanted to share the beauty with the world. It wasn’t long before I was lugging photography gear on every trek. Upon realizing I could actually make a living selling fine art nature and landscape photography, including breathtaking mountain wall art, I gave it everything I had.

Since 2017, I have hosted a weekly podcast dedicated to nature photography called "F-Stop Collaborate and Listen." I am also the co-founder of Nature First Photography, an organization that aims to increase ethical awareness in nature photography. Finally, I created the Natural Landscape Photography Awards, which is an international competition that recognizes nature photographers.

Over the years, I’ve amassed a sizable collection of work, and it’s all available right here on my site. I sell fine art prints using only the highest quality printing and mounting processes, including Fine Art Acrylic Prints, Fine Art Paper Prints, and ChromaLuxe Metal Prints.

Benefits of Purchasing Matt Payne Metal Prints

Unique and Original Metal Prints

When you buy art directly from an artist, you know you're getting something truly unique. Each metal print is one-of-a-kind. This is in contrast to mass-produced art, which can be found in thousands of other homes.

Investment in a Growing Art Form

When you buy art from an artist, you're not just buying a beautiful piece of decoration. You're also investing in the artist's career. When an artist sells their work, it helps them to continue creating and growing as an artist. This, in turn, makes the world a more beautiful place.

High-Quality Metal Wall Art That's Made to Last

Professional artists know that the best way to display their work is on high-quality materials. This is why I only work with leading local printing companies, and I scrutinize every single piece they produce before it's sent out. I want you to be proud of your purchase for years to come.

Secure Purchasing Process

All of the transactions on my site are completed via PayPal or Stripe, both of which are secure and offer consumer protection. You can place an order with confidence, knowing that your information is safe.

Features of Matt Payne Fine Art Photography Metal Prints

Fine art metal prints are a popular choice for nature photographers because they offer a high-quality, affordable way to display their work. Metal prints are made by printing the image on a high-resolution transfer medium and then bonding it to a coated metal sheet. The coating is specially engineered to create a vibrant, long-lasting image that is resistant to fading, moisture, and scratches.

Wide Range of Themes and Styles

In my galleries, I have something for everyone. I encourage you to spend some time browsing by color or location, so you can find the perfect piece to bring your design vision to life.

Colorado Photography Aspen Tree Photos Intimate Landscapes American Southwest Prints Abstract Nature Panoramic Wall Art

Metal print of a Colorado mountain scene in fall

Why We Don’t Offer Limited Edition Prints

The practice of producing limited edition prints originated in the world of fine art printmaking. The original design was carved into a block of wood, stone, or metal, which was then used as a kind of stamp to create the prints. Every time the ink was applied, stamped, wiped clean, and then reapplied, minor imperfections were left behind. Consequently, the final result degraded over time, as more prints were produced. To maintain the integrity of their work, artists would impose limitations on the number of prints they produced from any one carving.

However, photography does not pose the same issues. The images do not degrade no matter how many times they are printed. Therefore, there is no logistical reason to produce limited edition prints of photographs. Any such limit would be arbitrary. Moreover, there is technically nothing stopping the artist from producing more of the alleged "limited edition" prints down the road.

Some photographers choose to limit the number of prints they produce of a particular image for aesthetic reasons. They may feel that the image loses its impact if it is reproduced too many times. Others may limit the number of prints to create a sense of scarcity and drive up the price.

I have never wanted to limit prints for the sake of simulated scarcity. I believe that my work should be accessible to everyone who wants to enjoy it. I also believe that it is important to be transparent with my customers about the number of prints I produce. Therefore, I do not produce limited edition prints.

Cost Comparisons

Price comparison chart for metal prints

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Where Else Can I Buy High-Quality Metal Prints?

If you don't see anything you like in my collection, there are many other alternatives. Here are a few suggestions:

Individual artists' websites:

Artists who sell through their own websites are highly motivated to ensure customer satisfaction. They promise the most attention to detail, and you can be sure they have done meticulous research to ensure their customers get the highest quality products possible.

Art galleries:

Art galleries offer a wide variety of art, including photography. They can be a great place to find unique and original pieces.

Online art marketplaces:

Online art marketplaces, such as Etsy and Society6, offer a wide variety of art from independent artists. You can find everything from photography to paintings to prints.
When choosing an alternative, it is important to consider the following factors:


Make sure the metal prints you purchase are high quality. Look for prints that are made with archival materials and that are printed to the highest standards.


Prices for metal prints vary widely. Be sure to compare prices before you make a purchase.

Customer service:

Make sure the artist or company you purchase from offers good customer service. If you have any problems with your order, you should be able to contact them directly and get help easily.

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