Portrait Testimonials

DR. O'Connell

Our firm has worked with Alain on two commissions. A pastel landscape and a pastel portrait commission. On both occasions, Alain was professional, kind and generous in his time and in his attention to our client’s needs and requests. He was open to suggestions and revisions requested by the client and his willingness to listen and understand the client’s requests was greatly appreciated.

Alain’s thoughtfulness and warm personality made both commission experiences a pleasure. Ourselves and our clients were more than pleased with the results.

We look forward to working with Alain again. - Michelle Clark & Cynthia Ramirez, For Arts Sake, LLC

Contact Alain Picard at 203.297.1399 or email [email protected] to commission a portrait.


I have deep gratitude for Alain Picard who masterfully captured the innocence of youth in his pastel portraits of my children. With his unsurpassed talent and passion for art, Alain delivers stunning beauty and portraits that truly embody the essence of a child's personality.

-Beth Hantman

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Emily & Wendolin

“We were thrilled by the portrait of our daughter Emily and her German Hanovarian, Wendolin. Alain made the entire process a very positive experience. We admired his ability to work with great ease with our daughter and the horse, capturing the personality of both. Emily now has a lasting memory that she will someday hand down to her family describing the horse she so dearly loves.”

-Ellen & Steve Andon


We are deeply grateful for the portraits you have done of our daughters Renee, Cynthia, and Marnie. Your ability to bring out their very differing inner personalities promises to bring great pleasure to our family for generations to come. In a way, you have filled our “empty nest.”

-Henry & Josette Williams



“We have commissioned three pastels of our Grandchildren from Alain Picard. They have exceeded our expectations and we are proud to say that two more are in the process of being painted.“

-Burton P. & Heather N. Fabricand