Reflections of Hope. Lecture by Alain J. Picard

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts

Jun. 15, 2017, 07:00 am

84 Lyme Street
Phone (860) 434-5232

Tuesday, June 15, 5 – 7 p.m.
Reception at 5 p.m. Lecture at 6 p.m. $15 for both.
Limited Seating. Reservations required.
RSVP Kristen Brady [email protected] 860.434.3571 ext. 121
Related Exhibition
“Purely Pastel: The 2017 Connecticut Pastel Society Juried Member Exhibition”
June 15 – July 21, 2017

Reflections of Hope is Alain Picard’s personal reflection on the people, places and stories of enduring grace that he encountered while traveling to Rwanda and Cambodia. The artwork created in response reveals the beauty he discovered in the midst of brokenness.

In addition to his lecture, Alain Picard will lead a two-day workshop at Lyme Academy College on June 15 and 16, 2017. To learn more about the workshop and to register online visit:

Alain Picard earned a BA in illustration from Western Connecticut State University and went on to study at the Art Students League of New York. Picard cites Sargent, Degas, and Sorolla among his artistic influences. A love of light and beauty are immediately apparent in his pastel and oil paintings. Alain’s work has been featured in such publications as The Artist’s Magazine and The Pastel Journal. He’s garnered top awards throughout the Northeast in esteemed exhibitions, including the Portrait Society of America, the Hudson Valley Art Association, the Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists, the Connecticut Pastel Society and the Pastel Society of America. Alain is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America as well as the Connecticut Pastel Society where he served as President from 2012 to 2014. In 2004, The Artist’s Magazine highlighted Alain as one of 20 contemporary artists “On the Rise.” He later won the Best Portfolio Award at the 2009 Portrait Society of America Conference in Washington, DC. A frequent workshop instructor and demonstrator for art associations, schools, universities and museums, he recently demonstrated at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the National Arts Club in New York City. In an effort to share his passion for art with others, Alain recently published three books, Pastel Basics, Mastering Pastel, and Beginning Drawing, and stars in a growing collection of instructional art videos. Alain lives with his wife and two sons in Southbury, CT.

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