About Bert

Man in a cap and glasses painting at a table.

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, and the American Society of Botanical Artists. 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 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 also inspired me with their use of colour reflected in the Canadian wilderness. Georgia O’Keefe who put flower paintings front and center in the art world 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 their beauty and grace and preserving that on canvas and paper.  That’s why they’re big and bold.  I want the flowers to command your attention.

Two smiling adults wearing caps and sunglasses outdoors during sunset.


My wife Sarah has supported me throughout my creative journey over the years. I would not have had the freedom to create without her support and encouragement. 


  • 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

Awards & Recognition

  • 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 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, Feb 2008, Best in Class, Best in Show 
  • Yonge Lawrence Village Artwalk 2007, Toronto Ontario, 3rd place award winner 
  • “The Artist’s Magazine 1999 Art Competition”, Jan 2000, 2nd place

Other Shows & Events

  • Georgian Bay Wildflowers Solo Exhibition, Parry Sound Museum, 2023
  • Letter to Earth Exhibition, 2023, 2024
  • Uxbridge Studio Tour, Uxbridge, ON 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022,2023,2024
  • Biafarin Awards International Online Group Exhibition 2021
  • The Conversation – 2021 Exhibition, Aurora Cultural Centre 2021
  • Uxbridge Celebration of the Arts, Uxbridge, ON 2014, 2019
  • Botanical Artists of Canada, Cotton Factory Show, 2018
  • Botanical Artists of Canada, 150th Anniversary Show, 2017
  • McMichael Autumn Art Sale, Kleinberg, ON 2009, 2013
  • Botanical Artists of Canada 2012 Show, Toronto, ON 2013
  • National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society “Best of America! 2004, 2005”, Osage Beach MO 2005
  • 23rd Annual Beaverton Visual Arts Showcase, Beaverton OR 2005
  • Audubon Society’s Nature & Wildlife Art Competition & Exhibition, Portland OR 2004
  • Ontario Society of Artists 126th Annual Open Juried Exhibition, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto ON 2000


  • 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  1988


  • Botanical Artists of Canada
  • American Society of Botanical Artists
Bert Liverance Fine Art