Noel Betowski was born in Tilbury, Essex in 1952. He obtained a BA in Fine Art, Painting at the Central School of Art, London in 1976. After graduation, he has worked as a part-time painting teacher at The City Literary Institute and Haringey Adult Education for 5 years. He then moved to West Cornwall in 1987 and began painting full time.
He has exhibited nationally and consistently, in solo shows and group exhibitions at galleries such as Royal Cornwall Museum, the Royal Academy and National Portrait Gallery. He also won the ‘John Constable Landscape Prize’ twice at the Camden Annual, London.
Dominant themes for Betowski during the 2000s were the Eden Project series and the Venice series of paintings. Because of his use of metallic paint, some paintings in his collection appear to illuminate when catching light at a certain angle. In many of these paintings he has included fragments of images that have emerged in his work over the past decades. This process is his way of creating a personal reality within the confines of a two-dimensional surface.