I have very little artistic ability, but I am very good with Excel. I also need to push myself and Excel, to see what is possible and how much I can get out of it. When I make business spreadsheets, I want to make Excel do what my client needs it to do and not just what others think it can do, so I set myself side projects such as this one. This helps me to develop skills to better help my clients.

This time I set myself the target to create images in Excel. I could use 250 x 250 (62,500) very small cells, and I could colour each one in using one of 210 colours. I do this not using artistic ability (which is good, just ask anyone who’s ever been on my Pictionary team), but logic, maths, and Excel know-how.

Each of these images is made up of 250 x 250 filled (with one of 210 colours) Excel cells.

African Sunset
Bald Eagle
Church - Cardiff
Dolphins in Flight
Jona Hysa
Lioness Lying Down
NZ Beach
Royal Guards
Angela Boxem
Beach - Wales
Bodiam Castle
Church - Lincoln
Emma Eyre
Lighthouse Shadows
Old Trafford
Rugby World Cup
Autumn Leaves
Big Ben - Churchill
Colourful Bird
Father & Son
Lincoln Cathedral
London Bridge
Table Mountain
Winnie the Pooh Mosaic

Would you like to order your own image as Excel Art? We do custom images like this based on your photo. If you’d like one made, please place an order. We charge £30 per image. Your image will be like the ones shown above, but with the image from your own photo.