Alain Bédard was born in Québec, QC in 1958. In 1976, his great passion for drawing and illustration led him to pursue studies in Graphic Techniques at the Cégep de Ste-Foy in Quebec. This brought him to New York in 1979 to continue studying arts and gain more experience in illustration. When he returned home, he held his first art exhibition at the Maison Maheu-Couillard de Québec. Wanting to continue perfecting his skills, he continued his studies at the Laval University in graphic arts (1980-1984) where he had the privilege of having the great modern painter Claude A. Simard as an illustration teacher, who became a good friend and mentor.
Figurative art has always been his way of life and communication. He enjoys observing the spirit in people, the movement, the colours, and the scents. During the last few years, Alain Bédard has continued his creative approach by painting over 70 works every year. Inspired by his trips and architecture, his canvases are filled with color, movement and light.
Bédard is a member of the Regroupement des Artistes en Arts Visuels du Québec, a member of the Society of Canadian Artists, and an International Art Association cardholder as a professional painter.