Australian mother and child wall art, ready to brighten up your home.
Australian mother and child wall art, ready to brighten up your home. ”For anyone who feels the bittersweetness of the fleeting ephemerality of this moment alongside the always-ness of this love.” This piece is for all the mothers, all the mothers to be, all the hopeful mothers-to-be, for all the sons, all the daughters, for anyone that sees it and recognises themselves in one of the figures, for anyone for whom this image brings about feelings of sweetness, joy, longing, hope, nostalgia, delight…but mainly hope.
Always. This piece came about because I always wanted to be a mother. My earliest memories are of looking after baby dolls, choosing baby names, then babysitting, working as a nanny, teaching. There were the miscarriage years - 7 years . 4 miscarriages. Failed IVF. So many negative pregnancy tests. So much waiting. Then, finally, the privilege of being a mother and holding my own children like this. How I wish I could hold them like this for always…but I also delight in watching them grow. Meeting your children anew, a day older every morning, is a very special honour. But it is bittersweet and this year will be my last with a babe-in-arms. Next year he will be nearly two and maybe not just quite so koala-cuddly, just like his older brothers before him.
My last baby…the transient nature of childhood never so poignant and weighty as this Christmas for me and never so new, surprising, curious and vibrant as this Christmas for my littlest love.
Perhaps it won’t matter that my children are all a little more grown up and out of the baby stage this time next year…because there is an always to our love, our bond, my love for them: for always.
If you want a piece that will inspire the big, joyful magic of motherhood, this Australian portrait wall art will add a touch of whimsical delight to your home. The perfect gift for any mother, any nursery, any family room, every home.
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.
We’d love to see your celebrations. You can tag us on Instagram @thenewdevine or send your snaps to us by replying to your order email.
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.
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.
Methods: We accept all major payment methods: ShopPay, Apple Pay, Visa, Mastercard, Afterpay and Paypal
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.