A Mother’s Love

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Damola Ayegbayo’s “A Mother’s Love” transports you to a time when the biggest worry in our world was that somebody had taken away our toy. Or that we’d fallen off the slide and bruised our knee. Big troubles in a small world but ones we were quick to forget about. Then, there were our mothers: brave, kind, and always present. It didn’t matter how lovely or awful the world had been to them, they were our rock. And to them, we were their reason. It makes for good poetry and great art, no?

About The Artist

Demola Ayegbayo is a Nigerian artist born to a teacher and a farmer in 1988. Inspired by his grandfather, who was a painter and a sculptor, Ayegbayo became interested in art at a young age. After graduating from university, he knew that he wanted to become an artist full-time. 

Ayegbayo’s style of painting is known as ÀBÈFÉ, which is an expressionist style of art that means “pleaded to be loved” in the artist’s native language. Many of his paintings feature strong black women painted in vibrant colors to create something that is meaningful and attractive. 

“The concept of using black women is a reference to my loving mother and the role other women have played in my life. An image of a black beautiful woman always reminds me of how my strong mother trained and brought me up with love and good morals. She helped me discover my real self,” he says. 

Stretching and Framing Process

Typically, paintings are delivered rolled or un-stretched. However, a rolled canvas must be stretched before it can be displayed. We understand that stretching rolled paintings can be a hassle so we take of this process for you at no additional cost. This means your painting comes with wood stretcher bars that have been attached against the back of the artwork so you are able to hang it on a wall once received.

To enhance the beauty of the artwork, we can also custom-frame your painting at a discounted rate. For this, we begin by adding a white “liner” - A liner is made by wrapping a small wood frame in fabric. The liner creates a nice separation between the painting and the frame. Then, we add a quality wood frame of your choice. You can choose from three contemporary classic options: walnut, mahogany, or simple black. Either way, the frame is sure to bring out the best in your newly acquired artwork.

Shipping and Returns Policy

AFM ships the artwork directly from our gallery in the U.S. through UPS. Depending on your purchase, your unique artwork is either simply stretched or it is stretched and framed, prior to shipment. Orders are shipped between 3 to 5 business days to accommodate the stretching and framing process. A tracking number is emailed to you as soon as your order is shipped. 

The return period for all orders is 14 days and begins the day the order is delivered. We will refund the full amount back to you once the artwork is returned in its original condition. 

If you have any further questions with regards to shipping, returns, or cancellations, please take a look at our FAQs section or contact us directly via email (support@afmgallery.com