Original Artwork - Arthur

Original Artwork - Arthur

$910.00

Please note: Photos of the artwork ‘Matilda’ (the pink one with the gum leaves) are purely to show how the custom box frame would look. This piece is not for sale and is not included in your purchase.

61cmx61cm square on the absolute best premium stretched canvas. Custom wire fitted - ready to hang.

Arthur is my step-grandfather. He’s the most kind and gentle soul and despite weathering some intense storms in life, he is always smiling, humble, grateful, full of joy. He loves golf, painting, playing bridge and drinking good coffee with my grandmother. They frequently escape to the outback in their old navy Range Rover on extended driving holidays to discover new corners of Australia. Not bad for folk in their 80s, I think.

Arthur and I share more than just a love of painting, though. We share a love of Australian poetry and can easily take turns reciting verses of The Man from Snowy River or other Banjo Patterson classics. It makes for a marvelous party trick and each of us tries desperately to insert ‘There was movement at the station!’ into general conversation to cue the other to perform the rest of the poem. (The next line says ‘For the word had passed around, that the colt from Old Regret had got away…’ Just in case you were wondering. You probably weren’t.)

Anyway, this piece is a bit Banjo, a bit dusty outback and a LOT dear to my heart. Just like Arthur. May we all grow old with grace, like him.

Please note: Photos of the artwork ‘Matilda’ (the pink one with the gum leaves) are purely to show how the custom box frame would look. This piece is not for sale and is not included in your purchase.

61cmx61cm square on the absolute best premium stretched canvas. Custom wire fitted - ready to hang.

Arthur is my step-grandfather. He’s the most kind and gentle soul and despite weathering some intense storms in life, he is always smiling, humble, grateful, full of joy. He loves golf, painting, playing bridge and drinking good coffee with my grandmother. They frequently escape to the outback in their old navy Range Rover on extended driving holidays to discover new corners of Australia. Not bad for folk in their 80s, I think.

Arthur and I share more than just a love of painting, though. We share a love of Australian poetry and can easily take turns reciting verses of The Man from Snowy River or other Banjo Patterson classics. It makes for a marvelous party trick and each of us tries desperately to insert ‘There was movement at the station!’ into general conversation to cue the other to perform the rest of the poem. (The next line says ‘For the word had passed around, that the colt from Old Regret had got away…’ Just in case you were wondering. You probably weren’t.)

Anyway, this piece is a bit Banjo, a bit dusty outback and a LOT dear to my heart. Just like Arthur. May we all grow old with grace, like him.

This fine art reproduction is printed on the very best archival cotton rag by a small family firm in Brisbane.

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.

More info on framing (including our favourite store-bought frames) in our Nitty Gritty section.

Shipping

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A1 and A0 artworks are printed to order. Please allow an extra 5 business days for printing in addition to standard Australia Post delivery estimates.

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.