About Liane

Liane Bedard was born in Montreal into a family of artists. Nurtured in this creative environment she has been drawing and painting all her life. She studied Fine Arts at CEGEP John Abbott and Fine Arts at the University of Calgary. It was only after University that Liane began to paint seriously in watercolour, and freed from the restraints of the academic world, a love of the medium was established. She has been a member of the Ottawa Watercolour Society and the Toronto Watercolour Society, is an elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour (CSPWC) and the Ontario Society of Artists (OSA).

JURIED EXHIBITIONS

2018 – CSPWC Annual Show, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto

2018 – CSPWC Exhibition "Water Reflections", Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery, Toronto

2017 – OSA Annual Juried Show, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto

2017 – CSPWC Exhibition "Water Reflections", Owen Sound Santa Fe Gallery

2016 – CSPWC Annual Show, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto

2016 – CSPWC Exhibition "Water Reflections", Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery, Toronto

2013 – CSPWC Annual Show, Leighton Art Centre, Calgary

2012 – CSPWC Annual Show, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto (s.j. sloan Award)

2011 – CSPWC Annual Show, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto (Heinz Jordan Award)

1997 – CSPWC Annual Show, Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery, Toronto

1995 – CSPWC Annual Show, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto

1995 – TWS Spring Show, North York WMCA

1994 – TWS 10th Anniversary Show ‘Aquavision’, Queen’s Quay Terminal Gallery, Toronto

1994 – Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Philips Square

1994 – The Lakeshore Through the Eyes of the Artist, Lakeshore Psychiatric Centre, Etobicoke

1994 – TWS Spring Show, North York YMCA, Toronto (Honourable Mention)

1994 – TWS O’Keefe Centre Show, Toronto

1993 – CSPWC Annual Show, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto

1993 – TWS (Toronto Watercolour Society) Fall Show, North York YMCA. Toronto

1987 – Ottawa Watercolour Society Group Show, Ottawa

1986 – Ottawa Watercolour Society Group Show, Ottawa

1984 – University of Calgary Graduating Exhibition, Calgary

1983 – University of Calgary Painting Exhibition, Calgary

EXHIBITIONS

2019 – OSA New Members Exhibition, Neilson Park Creative Centre, Toronto

2016 – Mistletoe Magic, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto

2015 – CSPWC Group Show, ‘Where I’m Coming From’, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto

2003 – CSPWC Group Show ‘World Water Colour Day’, The Learning Club & Fine Art Gallery, Mississauga

1997 – CSPWC Miniature Show Traveling Exhibition, 'Water Colour: Into the Next Millennium'

1995 – CSPWC 70th Anniversary Show, Roberts Gallery, Toronto

1995 – Picture Only Us Gallery Spring Group Show, Toronto

1995 – CSPWC O’Keefe Centre Show, Toronto

1995 – First Unitarian Church Two-person Show, Toronto

1994 – Picture Only Us Gallery Fall Group Show, Toronto

1988 – Five Signatures Portraiture Show, O’Keefe Centre, Toronto

1986 – ‘Picture Your House’, One-person Show, Tosh Graphics, Hudson, PQ

1985-87 – Images on Elgin Art Gallery, Ottawa

PUBLICATIONS

Painting in Watercolor, The Indispensible Guide, Published by Firefly Books Ltd, 2016; pgs 65, 121