bert liverance

I paint large hyper-realistic flowers, floral oil paintings on canvas. The flowers literally jump off the canvas. After almost twenty years of painting flowers I have flowers from every colour of the rainbow available. My paintings range in size from 19″x 19″ up to 4’x 6′. If I don’t have a flower painting that speaks to you I am happy to create a custom painting just for you.

I have been influenced by many artists including the French Impressionists with their bold colours and scenes of everyday life; the Canadian Group of Seven with their use of colour that featured the Canadian wilderness; and Georgia O’Keefe who put flower paintings front and center in the art world. But I would have to say the most significant influence in my work is the flowers themselves. The colour, light and shadows of each flower I see makes me want to pick up a paint brush and start painting.

TRAINING

  • Currently enrolled in Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh – Botanical Illustration diploma program – Edinburgh Scotland
  • Certificate of Fine Arts Candidate – Pacific Northwest College of Art – Portland Oregon
  • Life Drawing – Torpedo Factory – Alexandria Virginia

BODIES OF WORK

“Always in Bloom…” 1997 – Present, Oil Series – Oils on canvas featuring hyper-realistic oil paintings of flowers from around the world, garden favorites, wild flowers, water lilies, orchids, and tropical flowers.

AWARDS

  • Royal Canadian Mint – Flowers of Canada 2014 Limited Edition Collector coin series – Tulip, Rose and Poinsettia
  • Royal Botanical Gardens Orchid Show 2014, Burlington Ontario, Best in Class, Best in Show
  • Botanical Artists of Canada 2012 Show, Toronto Ontario, Best in Show Oil/Acrylic
  • Southern Ontario Orchid Society, 29th Annual Orchid Show, Toronto Ontario Feb 2008,  Best in Class, Best in Show
  • Yonge Lawrence Village Artwalk 2007, Toronto Ontario, 3rd place award winner
  • 36th Annual Associated Arts of Ocean Shores Fine Art Show, Ocean Shores WA Apr 2005, 3rd place award winner
  • “The Artist’s Magazine 21st Annual Art Competition” Finalist Dec 2004
  • “The Artist’s Magazine 1999 Art Competition” 2nd place Jan 2000

AFFILIATIONS

  • Botanical Artists of Canada, Oil Painters of America, American Society of Botanical Artists, Group of Twelve