Kerri Weller is a contemporary botanical artist, specializing in realistic, classical paintings of the plant world.
BOTANICAL ART | Expressing the beauty of the plant world.
Kerri’s paintings bring together art and science to create precise and graceful plant portraits. Her style is characterized by classical techniques in oil and watercolour, a strong design aesthetic, accuracy and attention to detail.
Trained as a graphic designer and medical illustrator, Kerri is equally at home painting for fine art and commercial markets. Her work has a variety of commercial applications from food and product design, to greeting cards and editorial illustration.
My parent’s garden influenced my indulgence in an art form that celebrates the beauty and diversity of the plant world. Helping in the garden as a youngster instilled a passion for all things botanical!
• Artists for Conservation | International Exhibit of Nature in Art | 2019
• The WWI Armistice Poppy Design Commission| Royal Canadian Mint | 2018
• ART of the Plant Exhibition | Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa| 2018
• Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, August 2017 | Today’s Masters-Botanical Art, A Garden of Artistry Grows explores the diverse images of botanical art being made in North America today. Kerri’s painting of Parrot tulips is among the 16 works featured.
• Kerri wins Best Floral Award! | PleinAir Magazine 2014 August/September Salon Competition
EXHIBITIONS | Kerri Weller’s dramatic Garlic & Scape introduces an engaging modernity to the exhibition. Caroline Wamsler, Ph.D.
Kerri’s work is in the permanent collection of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation. Her paintings have been juried into numerous international exhibitions of botanical art. She has twice been selected as a Still Life Finalist in the prestigious Art Renewal Centre’s International ARC Salon. Kerri has been a guest on Ontario Today and All in A Day, CBC Radio, and on Roger’s Ottawa Daytime TV.
CLASSES | Kerri is as skilled an instructor, as she is an artist. Denise La Chance
Bringing a broad base of knowledge and skills to the classroom, Kerri has become a sought after instructor to teach classes in drawing and painting. Her student’s works have been juried into the exhibitions of Art of the Plant, Figureworks, Botanical Artists of Canada and the American Society of Botanical Artists.
BACKGROUND | Kerri enjoyed a previous career as an Exhibits Graphic Designer with the Ontario Science Centre working with a talented and diverse team on many celebrated exhibitions including Sport, Mind Works, Space and Human Body. She has taught art classes at the Ottawa School of Art, Nepean Visual Arts Centre, Algonquin College and the Canadian Museum of Nature. Kerri is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and the University of Toronto’s medical illustration program.
Artists for Conservation, Signature Member
American Society of Botanical Artists (2007 to present)
Ottawa Society of Botanical Artists ~ Founding Member (2011)
Association of Medical Illustrators ~ Professional Member (1987 to 2012)