Skip to content
Subscribe to our newsletter for 10% off your first hand painted backdrop purchase!
Subscribe to our newsletter for 10% off your first hand painted backdrop purchase!


See FAQ for Backdrop in a Bag HERE.

Where is Ultraviolet Backdrops located?

Ultraviolet Backdrops is located in Utah, just north of Salt Lake City. We paint all our backdrops in our studio. 

Who paints Ultraviolet Backdrops? 

Our hand painted canvas backdrops are painted by us! We are Ashley Thalman and Matthew Peterson, self-taught photographers and painters. We engage in creative experimentation and do not claim or seek for perfection.

What are hand painted backdrops made of?

Ultraviolet Backdrops are painted with both imported and domestic tools and products including, but not limited to; acrylics, oils, plant based minerals, plasters sprays, pigments, minerals, solvents, soils, foils, and other ad hoc mediums on 100% cotton canvas. 

For allergen information please submit an inquiry via our contact page. 

How thick are your backdrops? 

With rare, and noted exception all our inventory are painted on 12 ounce cotton canvas. To read more about weights please visit our site and navigate to the "Hand Painted Backdrops" tab and select "By Weight".

How do I know if a backdrop is available?

All backdrops listed on our site are available for either rent or purchase immediately. Ordering a Great Salt Lake or Noire? Add 1-2 weeks unless otherwise noted. Need a rush? Just ask.

How do I place a backdrop rental order?

See our rental portal HERE  (yes, click the link).

Do you offer commissions?

Yes, we offer a limited number of commissions each season. For more information see our Custom Commission page HERE.

Once purchased, how long will it take for my backdrop to arrive? 

All orders within the US ship free and ship within 24 hours of placing your purchase and arrive via UPS ground. Need rush shipping?

to West Coast 3-5 days
to East Cost  5-10 days

* Submit a contact form for rush and international options.

Do you ship internationally?

Absolutely. While our site is set up for shipping within the US we proudly ship globally. Submit an inquiry (including your shipping address and products you're interested in) via our contact page and we will reply with rates in 1-2 business days.