Alain Bédard "From Paris to the French Riviera"
1203 Broad Street, Victoria, B.C.
February 16, 2019 until February 28, 2019
Quebec based artist Alain Bédard presents his second solo exhibition of new paintings in Victoria. Inspired by his travels in the south of France this latest collection of work is a visual diary of his journey from Paris to the Côte d’Azur. Capturing the breathtaking scenery and je ne sais quoi associated with the French way of life, these paintings transport the viewer to the sunnier and carefree days of summer. Ever the diligent artist, Alain has consciously pushed his own boundaries to continue his artistic evolution. Moving away from the tightly controlled aspects of his painting he has introduced a looser more impressionistic feel. The resulting canvases are awash with colour, light and atmosphere marking this collection as the culmination of his professional career. "It's the most important exhibition I've done in 40 years of work ... I think people will love [it]... there's something for everyone." - Alain Bédard. Exhibition continues through February 28, 2019. All artwork is subject to pre-sale.