Original Artwork - Arnold and Maude

Original Artwork - Arnold and Maude

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 76x61cm (80x65cm including custom Victorian ash frame) Mixed media on premium, deep edge gallery canvas. Prints will be available down the track.

We live next door to Arnold and Maude. He’s a veteran, she’s a mum who has been incredibly resilient, adventurous, self-reliant - stories abound. They are 90. Vivacious. Kind. Clever. Pragmatic. Wildly independent. With it…and still in love. I love visiting with them because they are so charismatic. Larger than life. Generous of spirit. They had 4 children so they absolutely cackle at my stories of my boys getting in to mischief and top our horrors with stories of their children doing far worse. It’s a kind of one-up-manship that makes everyone feel good; it normalises my current experiences as a mum, it brings back fond memories for them , everyone gets to laugh that mortified laugh of parents who have been there, seen that and we all get to contemplate how the tiny every day things really are the big things after all. They very kindly tell me they can’t hear my kids (despite my boys being very noisy all day and half the night) but I suspect Arnold and Maude simply turn off their hearing aids and nod knowingly at each other. Not everyone gets to be 90. Much less 90 and still together after 70 years. They tell me there’s no secret - just do the best you can with what you’ve got every day.

 

Ready to post immediately.

 76x61cm (80x65cm including custom Victorian ash frame) Mixed media on premium, deep edge gallery canvas. Prints will be available down the track.

We live next door to Arnold and Maude. He’s a veteran, she’s a mum who has been incredibly resilient, adventurous, self-reliant - stories abound. They are 90. Vivacious. Kind. Clever. Pragmatic. Wildly independent. With it…and still in love. I love visiting with them because they are so charismatic. Larger than life. Generous of spirit. They had 4 children so they absolutely cackle at my stories of my boys getting in to mischief and top our horrors with stories of their children doing far worse. It’s a kind of one-up-manship that makes everyone feel good; it normalises my current experiences as a mum, it brings back fond memories for them , everyone gets to laugh that mortified laugh of parents who have been there, seen that and we all get to contemplate how the tiny every day things really are the big things after all. They very kindly tell me they can’t hear my kids (despite my boys being very noisy all day and half the night) but I suspect Arnold and Maude simply turn off their hearing aids and nod knowingly at each other. Not everyone gets to be 90. Much less 90 and still together after 70 years. They tell me there’s no secret - just do the best you can with what you’ve got every day.

 

Artwork information

Fine art reproductions (prints) are printed on the very best archival cotton rag or archival stretched canvas as chosen by you by a small family firm in Brisbane. All of my cotton paper prints are inclusive of a 1cm white border and fit straight into standard frames or are easily custom-framed without losing any of the image, and the stretched canvas prints and originals can be put straight on the wall as they are ready to hang.

Our canvas prints come with a mirrored edge for a wrapped look or a plain edge if the background colour of the artwork is a block colour.

As with all new arrivals, we’d love to see you celebrate it properly. We suggest popping some champagne and taking a picture once it’s hanging on your wall.

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Our favourite store-bought frames can be found on framing guide, and more framing information can be found on our FAQ page. Or, as with any question, please feel free to get in touch so we can help you perfect a room with your new art.

Shipping - We post on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Australian Standard Shipping is Free or you can choose express for $10. International flat rate shipping is $25. We post most orders on the following Tuesday or Friday, however there are some exceptions:

A1 and A0 artworks are printed to order as are all stretched canvas artworks. Please allow an extra 5-10 business days for printing in addition to standard Australia Post delivery estimates. We often have things ready MUCH sooner but sometimes, our printer is overwhelmed with our orders so please be patient if your new art takes a little longer to arrive. We promise it will be worth it.

Original Artworks: We very carefully varnish originals and pack them incredibly well once they are sold. Seamus is in charge of all of that and he’s meticulous - he used to work on gas rigs so when it comes to safety and attention to detail? He doesn’t compromise. It can sometimes take him a whole day to pack an original depending on the size with his unique system so you can imagine if we sell a couple of originals all at once he gets very busy! An extra couple of days for careful packing is absolutely worth it for a safe delivery of your art, though. Expect a week or so between ordering your original and it being posted. I promise it will be worth it.

Copyright and reproductions

Purchase of any The New Devine original artwork or art product (including reproductions) does not entitle the purchaser to make further copies—the copyright remains with the artist.

Framing

Please note all prints are sold unframed.

Images above are examples only and have been included to give you a squiz at how beautiful the work looks when framed.

We produce our prints to fit standard store-bought frames but we do recommend professional framing to improve the longevity and quality of your piece. 

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What you pay: As shipping worldwide is free, you pay only the total amount for your artworks as described in the product listing (minus any discount code you may have to apply at checkout.) GST is included in the purchase price listed. If ordering outside of Australia, you may also be responsible for import taxes imposed by your country on your items as they are sent internationally DDU (Delivery Duty Unpaid.) We are not responsible for any additional import taxes or duties you may be required to pay outside of Australia and as such the cost of these is not included in your purchase price from our website.

Unfortunately due to the new VAT requirements of Brexit, we are unable to ship to the UK at this time.