Saturday, November 27, 2010


NOW AVAILABLE ON PRINTS AND CARDS. A4 Prints and A3 Prints are now available of this painting and are all beautifully mounted and backed ready to frame. A4 prints are $90.00 and A3 prints are $120.00. Cards with envelopes are $3.00 each. KINGFISHERS are beautiful birds found in many places of the world including Australia. These Azure Kingfishers can be found in many areas of Victoria near waterfalls, waterways and rivers. They mainly eat insects and small reptiles. They love to perch high in a prominent position over the water and swoop down to retrieve their prey. Their magnificent plumage is quite spectacular. Don't miss out on these very collectable Limited Edition Prints - only 30 will be printed.


ALL BOOK PLATES are individually hand printed on quality paper and are available exclusively from Bob Boutique, 17 Williamson Street, Bendigo. Victoria 3550 There are 10 bookplates in each pack, printed in gold on gorgeous coloured
papers. All book plates are from an original drawing by Gail Tavener - all are printed and packaged by the artist. Only a few packs are available so be quick for these lovely collectable bookplates. Check out the Bob website for them to be posted to you, or shop personally. Bob is a beautiful shop filled with beautiful gifts.


GAIL'S GORGEOUS CHRISTMAS CARDS are all her own fabulous designs and are now exclusively available at Bob Boutique, 17 Williamson Street, Bendigo. Victoria 3550 All cards are individually hand printed with beautiful colour combinations and are in themselves a limited edition print. Envelopes included. Packs of four cards are $6.00. Drop into Bob and see for yourself or purchase on the Bob website.

Friday, August 27, 2010

SEE AT BENDIGO POTTERY -in front gallery

EASTERN ROSELLAS - Prints of this watercolour painting are now available. It's "sister" painting of Rainbow Lorikeets is also available as a pair in various sizes from A5 (print size) @ $95.00 framed each. A4 (print size) $160.00 framed each and A3 (print size) @ $195.00 framed each. If Bendigo Pottery have sold out - please email me on or go to my website and order on the order page. These prints are all a limited edition of only 30 of each size and are printed on quality watercolour paper, with archival inks, all are a product of excellence. Only available direct from Bendigo Pottery or the Gail's studio (as above). $8.00 postage to anywhere. (if overseas prints can be sent without glass)


THE MAP - Acrylic on canvas - approx 28" x 28" square. This painting was inspired by an aerial view showing roads and green spaces, water etc. The viewer can journey to their own location through a web of roads and laneways, through forests and fields of the imagination and interpret their own destination whenever they wish to do so. Colour and form ebb and flow in this painting. Available at Mainland Finance, 114 Queen Street, Bendigo. Please phone Geoff or Pauline for a time to view on
(03) 54441995 This abstract is available for $450.00

Thursday, June 17, 2010

"BLUSTERY DAY" Artist's Acrylic - 36 inches x 36 inches A bold and colourful painting filled with the feeling of crashing waves
onto the sand. Perfect for lounge room, family room or bedroom, this painting can be viewed at Mainland Finance, 114 Queen
Street, Bendigo. PLEASE PHONE PAULINE OR GEOFF TO MAKE A SUITABLE TIME FOR VIEWING ON 5444 1995 "Blustery Day" is $650.00

Thursday, May 13, 2010


MAGNOLIAS - Artist's Acrylic - 1000mm x 800mm This fabulous large painting is on display at Mainland Finance at 114 Queen Street, Bendigo. You are welcome to call into their offices during business hours to view the painting. Pauline and Geoff and their friendly staff would be pleased to show you. A courtesy phone call would be appreciated on (03) 5444 1995. Pauline and Geoff have several other paintings of mine and some will be featured on this blog over the next few months, so keep up to date and see what is happening with my paintings in the Bendigo region.


SUNLIT LILIES - OIL - $650.00. This gorgeous traditional oil painting was inspired by my friend's lily patch. It is a very traditional oil and hones in on the flowers. It is beautifully custom framed in a modern yet traditional look timber frame with goldish/green tonings. SEE THIS PAINTING AT BENDIGO POTTERY in the cafe.


KELP GULLS AT TORQUAY - Artist's Acrylic 1240mm 400mm This painting is in the Cafe at BENDIGO POTTERY at present.
It is bright and colourful and perfect for a long wall or above a bed. The friendly staff at Bendigo Pottery are always pleased to help out - The painting is $600.00

Monday, April 26, 2010


"SHADES OF THE WHIPSTICK" - PASTEL. Bendigo has some magnificent forest areas, with unusual trees and plants in the region.
This painting is of our Whipstick Forest, showing some of the colours of this beautiful area, including many of the many different types of wattle species. In August the forest is in full bloom with Whirrakee Wattle. This is a large painting (same size and price as Ravenswood Sanctuary). Please phone or email me for more details.


"RAVENSWOOD SANCTUARY" - PASTEL This large painting is now available for sale - see Gallery section - Australian Landscape for more details on size and price. The area of Ravenswood is just a few kms south of where I live and one of my very favourite places, where the trees and rocks are just wonderful. I love this place.

COLOURS OF AUSTRALIA - Artist's Acrylic - 30"wide x 20" high. This painting was in response to the country on the way to Broken Hill in New South Wales. The gorgeous reds in the soil, the mirage in the distance, the smallish, stunted mallee type of trees and dead stumps etc. You can have a look in the Gallery section under Acrylic to check price and confirm size in mm.
There are more Australian landscapes on the way - so stay tuned for more work. (P.S. I have just noticed there are a couple of sunlight spots on the photo of this painting - they are on the photo only - not the painting).

Monday, April 5, 2010

ANOTHER HAPPY CLIENT - Glenn and Betty from Echuca came to collect their watercolour of the family grocery store which used to be in Pakenham Street, Echuca. Glenn's father used to run the store with Glenn's help - notice it was H.Irish & Son. Thank
you Glenn and Betty for commissioning me to paint this very important piece of your family history. I am so pleased that you
are very happy with your purchase and I am sure your children will be grateful that you had the foresight to have this painting done for the future generations of the Irish family.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happy Visitors

Good Friday saw many happy people come to my exhibition. I captured three of them on film in the early afternoon.
Barb, Kevin and Janet had a lovely time. Thanks for allowing me to take your photograph Barb, Kevin and Janet.


Gail has produced some beautiful new postcards featuring her artworks. Two bright, happy and informative cards have been printed right here in Bendigo and are a completely local product. Available at Bendigo Tourism, Artizen Gallery, Bob Boutique
and of course my Studio at just $1.00 each. Trade enquiries are welcome - please email on

Monday, March 29, 2010

Gorgeous Gift Cards

GORGEOUS CARDS - All these cards are from my original photographs, they are blank inside and have white envelopes.
They can be purchased for just $2.00each ($10.00 for pack of 8) or a special rate if purchased in bulk.
Please phone or email for details -go to "orders" on my website

Surf Fisherman

Surf Fisherman- watercolour. When the waves are lapping the shore, it is common to see these fishermen along the
beachfront down on the coastline of Victoria. This was near Torquay. A small watercolour - unframed - $160.00

Blue Wrens

BLUE WRENS AT MY WINDOW - Watercolour. Blue wrens come almost daily to my kitchen window where I have a lovely
terracotta bird bath. They whistle and splash in the water for upto 10 minutes at a time. It is a joy to watch them. This
painting is a reflection of my love for these gorgeous little birds. It is framed in a sleek blue frame.......$495.00

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

EASTER IN BENDIGO The Bendigo Easter Festival is upon us again and my Studio WILL BE OPEN with an Exhibition of Retrospective works, New Works, New prints and cards, the launch of new post cards too. These prints Chinese Gardens Impressions and Drum Rhythm celebrate the Chinese history of this region. Come to my Exhibition and celebrate with me. Over 100 paintings on show.

BOOKPLATES - These gorgeous bookplates are hand printed onto quality 175gsm cream paper and are now available at Bob Boutique, Shamrock Building, Williamson Street, Bendigo.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Sacred Heart Cathedral - Bendigo

The Sacred Heart Cathedral in Bendigo is the largest Gothic Cathedral in the southern hemisphere and it has been my pleasure
to have painted it twice. This particular image is available on quality limited edition prints in three sizes A3, A4 and A5(approx)
These prints are all on quality 300 gram watercolour paper and printed with archival grade inks. All are guaranteed and come
with a certificate of authenticity. (go to my gallery on for prices of Limited Edition Prints) This image is
also available on gift cards @ $2.00 each.

Souvenir Prints No. 2

These two prints also celebrate the Chinese Heritage in Bendigo - featuring the magnificent Chinese Dragon "Sun Loong" .
"Dance of the Dragon" (original is available for sale) also "The Flower Girl" (original painting is available for sale). This painting
shows some of the costuming and items which are paraded through the streets of Bendigo on Easter Monday each year. These
souvenir prints are $35.00 each (10" x 8") with quality frames. A wonderful memory of your visit to Bendigo.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Welcome to the latest Studio news

Hello and welcome to the new blogspot for Gail Tavener Studio.
This newsy spot will inform and delight you with visual treats coming direct
from the Artist, so keep tuned to all that is new.