Award-winning flower oil painting 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 Royal Canadian Mint, McMichael Canadian Art Gallery, Botanical Artists of Canada, and the American Society of Botanical Artists. His floral art has been featured in publications, he has designed floral coins for the Royal Canadian Mint, and his floral art is in galleries and juried exhibitions throughout North America. His floral art can be found in public and private collections around the world. 



 I have been influenced by many fine artists like the French Impressionists with their bold colours and scenes of everyday life. The Canadian Group of Seven fine artists also influenced me with their use of colour that featured the Canadian wilderness. Georgia O’Keefe who put flower paintings front and center in the world of fine art is another influence. But I would have to say the most significant influence in my work is the flowers themselves. Each one is a blessing that could be so easily overlooked.  I love celebrating the beauty and grace of flowers and preserving them in time in my floral oil paintings.  That’s why they’re big and bold.  I want the flowers to command your attention. 

Awards & Recognition


Royal Botanical Gardens Orchid Show 2020, Burlington Ontario, Oil Painting, 2nd place

Botanical Artists of Canada, 2017 Exhibition Celebration of Canada 150th, Second Place
Federation of Canadian Artists, 2016 Foliage and Flowers, Honorable Mention
Royal Canadian Mint 2014, Flowers of Canada, three coins: 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", Dec 2004, Finalist
“The Artist’s Magazine 1999 Art Competition”, Jan 2000, 2nd place


 The Artist’s Magazine article and reproduction "Art Clinic” Jun 2000
The Artist’s Magazine article and reproduction "Artists on the Rise” Jan 2000 

Other Shows & Events


Uxbridge Studio Tour, Uxbridge, ON 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Uxbridge Celebration of the Arts, Uxbridge, ON 2014, 2015, 2019
McMichael Autumn Art Sale, Kleinberg, ON 2013
Botanical Artists of Canada 2012 Show, Toronto, ON 2013
McMichael Autumn Art Sale, Kleinberg, ON 2009
National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society “Best of America! 2005”, Osage Beach MO 2005
23rd Annual Beaverton Visual Arts Showcase, Beaverton OR 2005
Guests Gallery “Work of New Year” Juried Show, 2004-2005
National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society “Best of America! 2004”, Osage Beach MO 2004
Audubon Society’s Nature & Wildlife Art Competition & Exhibition, Portland OR 2004
Mt. Scott Art Center “Summer in Winter Exhibition”, Portland OR 2004
Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts Artist’s Vision Exhibit, Lake Oswego OR 2004
Marin Society of Artists National Juried Exhibition, Ross CA 2004
Palm Springs Desert Museum Artists 35th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Palm Springs CA 2004
“Bold Expressions” Northern CA Arts 48th Annual Open International Exhibition, Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Sacramento CA 2003
International Open Juried Painting Exhibition/AIM for Arts, The Federation Gallery, Vancouver BC 2000
Ontario Society of Artists 126th Annual Open Juried Exhibition, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto ON 2000