Alain Bedard

Alain Bédard, born in 1958, is a Quebec painter fascinated by the art of drawing and illustration. In 1976 he began his studies at Cegep de Ste-Foy, in Quebec City. Wanting to strive for perfection in his art, he continued his art training at the University Laval in Quebec City. There he studied under Claude A. Simard, who remains his mentor and friend, after Bedard obtained his Bachelor of Graphics in 1984.

After his university studies, he worked for several advertising agencies as an illustrator, designer and graphic designer. In 1985, he decided to create his own office as a graphic designer, while continuing with its parallel career as an artist. Since then Alain has exhibited extensively throughout Quebec, also in Ottawa, Alberta and in British Columbia.

Figurative art has always been his way of life and communication. He likes to observe the life of people, the movement, the colors and the scents. He uses his talents and all his senses to bring those emotions to his paintings. He is inspired by his travels, the beauty of architecture or the observation of a moment during a walk on the cities.


Mentoring with Claude A. Simard Professionnel painter, Quebec City

1980-1984 BAC in visual arts, Graphics option, Université Laval, Quebec City
1979 Course on technical illustration, Nadi, New York
1976-1979 DEC, Graphics option, Cegep de Ste-Foy, Quebec City
1982-1983 Complexe G, Quebec City
1980 Bastille, Quebec City
1979 Maison Maheu-Couillard, Quebec City


Galerie Berick, Bromont
Galerie d’art du Château Frontenac, Quebec City


Petit-Champlain, Pétronille, Beauchamp,
Lionel-Tremblay, Manoir Richelieu,
Parrain des Artistes, Quatre-saisons, Quebec City

1983-1986 Galerie Michel de Kerdour, Quebec City
1980-1985 Galerie d’art V, Quebec City
Banque Laurentienne
1997 Lithographs used in a setting presented, Home Decor Magazine « Décoration chez-soi »

Special section "Christmas in Quebec City" (3 pages), Journal Le Soleil, Quebec City
Television interview as part of the show "Life in Quebec City" Nathalie Clark TVA, Quebec City

His works are part of many private collections throughout Canada and the United States.