Bert Liverance

Artist Bio

Award-winning artist, Bert Liverance, creates larger-than-life floral paintings that are so alive you’re sure you can smell them. As a sculptor turned painter, Bert achieves a three-dimensional feeling through a highly realistic rendering of light and shadow. Bold compositions and vibrant colours round out his trademark style. Bert has been recognized by the McMichael Canadian Art Gallery, Botanical Artists of Canada, the American Society of Botanical Artists, the Southern Ontario Orchid Society, and the Royal Botanical Gardens Orchid Society. He has also designed floral coins for the Royal Canadian Mint. His work has been featured in publications, galleries, and juried exhibitions throughout North America and his paintings are in museums, embassies, public and private collections around the world.

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

  • Diploma in Botanical Illustration with Merit, Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, Aug 2017
  • Certificate of Fine Arts Candidate, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland OR 2003 - 2006
  • Life drawing courses, The Torpedo Factory, Alexandria VA  1987

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.

"Georgian Bay Wildflowers" - Watercolour Series - Wildflowers from the shores of Georgian Bay Ontario.

AWARDS

  • Royal Botanical Gardens Orchid Show 2024, Burlington Ontario, Best in Class, 1st place
  • Royal Botanical Gardens Orchid Show 2023, Burlington Ontario, Best in Class, 1st place
  • Southern Ontario Orchid Society, 2023 Valentine Show, Best in Class, 1st place and 3rd place
  • 48th International Artavita Online Art Contest 2021, Distinguished Artwork Winner Certificate
  • Royal Botanical Gardens Orchid Show 2020, Burlington Ontario, Second Place
  • Botanical Artists of Canada 2017 Show, Robert Langen Art Gallery, Second Place
  • 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

REVIEWS

  • American Art Collector “Artist Focus: Bert Liverance” Mar 2024
  • Parry Sound Life Magazine “Painting Life in Full Bloom” Sep 2023
  • The Artist’s Magazine article and reproduction "Art Clinic” Jun 2000
  • The Artist’s Magazine article and reproduction "Artists on the Rise” Jan 2000

AFFILIATIONS

  • American Society of Botanical Artists
  • Uxbridge Studio Tour, Uxbridge Ontario Canada
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Works for sale:
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Price Range:
> £1500
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