Born in 1958, Alain Bédard is a painter from Quebec.
In 1976, his great passion for drawing and illustration led him to pursue studies in art at the Cégep de Ste-Foy in Quebec. This brought him to New York later in 1979 to continue studying arts and gain more experience in illustration. When he returned home, he held his first art exhibit 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 a great modern painter as an illustration teacher, Claude A. Simard, who was a friend and mentor.
Towards the end of his baccalaureate, he worked for a few publicity agencies as an illustrator and concept and graphic artist. In 1985, he chose to open his own graphic design office and continued painting as a side-career.
Following his university studies, and for many years later, many of his works were exhibited at the Bastille de Québec and at La Gallerie d'Art V. Between 1982 and 1983, he participated in a group exhibition held at the Complexe G de Québec. Following this event, he became a permanent artist at the Galerie Michel de Kerdour at Place Québec.
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.