Nothofagus Gunnii


Tasmania is home to a diverse selection of plants that are unique to this island. Nothofagus gunnii commonly known as Deciduous Beech is the only native deciduous tree growing in Tasmanias’ native forests. The Nothofagus gunnii is a direct link back to the ancient supercontinent of Gondwana. Nothofagus gunnii is the only deciduous native tree in Tasmania and it’s rather rare. While walking in the Mount Field National Park I photograph the Deciduous Beech trees around the lakes and tarns. The mountains turn from green to gold in April creating a brief yet memorable visionary display. Tasmanians identify with this beautiful tree affectionately known as the “fagus”. Our golden tree has found its way into my heart as I draw and paint its golden leaves my memories of walking through a golden world along the Tarn Shelf filter through my inner vision. I cherish our native plants and animals and create artworks to bring attention to the beauty of our islands environmental inheritance worth preserving.


Nothofagus Gunnii Gold

Nothofagus Gunnii Gold

title: Nothofagus Gunnii Gold
artist: Rosanne Bender
medium : Mixed Media
dimensions : w 80 cm x h 53 cm artwork size
dimensions : w 102 cm  x h 77 cm framed size
year : 2014

Nothofagus Gunnii Gold is a unique one of a kind mixed media artwork and is available from the artists studio. All enquiries to the artist please.


Unique Edition, Hand Coloured Prints

Nothofagus Gunni Tarn Shelf

Nothofagus Gunni Tarn Shelf

title: Nothofagus Gunnii Tarn Shelf
artist: Rosanne Bender
medium : Giclee Print on Fine Art Rag, Hand coloured, Edition of 20
dimensions : w 55 cm  x h 42.5 cm (unframed)
year : 2014

Unique Edition of 20 Prints

When you purchase a print from this unique edition you will be the owner of one of only 20 prints created from the original image.

The edition of prints begins as photographs, which are digitally painted in Adobe Photoshop. The images are printed onto Fine Art Rag fine art paper using the highest quality archival inks. Each print is unique as the artist draws and paints onto each print with quality inks into the printed image. No two are the same. The artist’s hand echoes the patterns in the print and the gold, silver and bronze ink captures and reflects the light.


To view more Nothofagus gunni Unique Edition Hand coloured prints Tasmania Botanicals

Rosanne talks on ABC Radio National about the Nothofagus gunnii tree growing in Tasmania and how it inspired her artwork Nothofagus Gunnii Gold. Contact me Rosanne Bender the artist if you wish to purchase any of the artworks.