When Alain reached the age of thirteen he received his first oil painting box. He was interested in attending the Boulle Design school in Paris but Instead of going there he chose the industrial drafter carrier. He graduated his university studies with "Technicien supérieur degree" . He loved travelling and went many times to North Africa.
After a few years working as a draftsman in a manufacture of cranes Company he took a year off to travel with a backpag for the first time in the United States. This first trip led him to the city of Mexico, where he decided to go back in the US to the city of New Orleans. He loved so much this town that he decided to bring back a collection of outdoor color pencils drawings of city scapes. He draw also a inside view of an Irish bar in the French Quarter.. Back to France and to his previous job he decided to pursue the city scape pencil drawings and he started a collection of Strasbourg old town sights. He made his first printed limited editions. In the same time he started to practice oil paintings in his studio.
During his second trip to the US in 1987 in he stayed in Boston and Started drawing the old downtown subjets. He first showed at The Ainsworth Gallery and joined as a member artist The Copley Society of Boston where he had got his first jury selected art work. Two years later, through a ...